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Natural Health Benefits of Chamomile

Updated on September 1, 2013

Different Health Benefits

German chamomile has different health benefits than its Roman counterpart, but nevertheless excels when it comes to therapeutic applications.

Healthcare recognizes this valuable essential oil to be the most popular member of the daisy family, and decided to draw up a variety of studies to help back their hypothesis that German chamomile was one of the most potent plants on Earth.

When it comes to promoting mental health, people take advantage of German chamomile extracts for managing anger and stress. Not only does this wonderful plant also promote sleep, but any upset stomach will be instantly settled following the ingestion of a hot cup of chamomile tea.

It's just a Daisy!

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Studies and Research

There has been extensive research conducted on this plant, and many surprising conclusions have been drawn as a result of biological analysis. Test subjects who had admitted to have experienced oily hair at some point of their life decided to volunteer in an organized experiment to determine whether or not German chamomile can have a positive effect on sebum secretion. Fifteen test subjects were divided into three groups.

The first group consisted of all males that claimed to have still been struggling with greasy scalp. The second group was comprised of five females who were unsure of whether or not they would be classified as test subjects suffering from scalp problems. The third group was a mix between males and females, all of whom which swore on their grandmother’s grave that they had never experienced any sort of oily scalp problem.

The three groups were given various doses of German chamomile injections. Throughout a three week period, these test subjects safely ingested between 5-20ml of chamomile oil a day. Every test subject was randomly selected to expose themselves in a different manner. For example, one ingested the plant orally while another was instructed to use a compressed suppository.

The test had come to an end bearing many fruits. These juicy fruits resembled results that were at one point in time considered questionable in the eyes of scientists. Chamomile has been deemed safe, and no adverse effects on pregnancy, breastfeeding or child development were found.

Allergies are rare, but these studies indicated that occasionally one may find them occurring within their scalp. Chamomile can interact with neighboring herbs and medications boasting sedative effects, but nevertheless actual interactions had never been reported.

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In Essential Oil form it will reduce inflammation which means it will treat acne and anything of that sort. In tea it may help with digestion.

It has been known to help with a whole bunch of other things but not much research has been done on the Effects that Essential Oils can have so there isn't much evidence to really claim much... Enjoy!

What can it Do?

Allergies are rare, but these studies indicated that occasionally one may find them occurring within their scalp. Chamomile can interact with neighboring herbs and medications boasting sedative effects, but nevertheless actual interactions had never been reported.

In conclusion, chamomile is a gentle and versatile essential oil which does not discriminate based on gender or age. The newborn baby can benefit from the plant just as much as an old man with a greasy scalp. Scientists advise anybody looking to pursue a healthier lifestyle to delve into the wonders of German chamomile.

Chamomile can be used for Tea...

Neuroscientists? Trust the Experts

Very few of us are doctors, nurses, psychologists, and neuroscientists. Because we do not necessarily have the grounds to make our own declarations on health issues, it is important that we refer to trusted experts.

I can say that it goes fairly well as a tea! There are a whole bunch of beauty/personal care products that utilize the effectiveness of it, I'd look out for those,

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