Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla) is a one-year herb, grows up to 30 cm, has white – yellow florets, and can be found in almost all meadows and fields. This herb was appreciated in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Hippocrates, Dioscorides, Galen and other doctors of that time used chamomile as a means, against pain and cramps in the digestive organs, as well as for treatment of various inflammations of the skin and mucous membrane.
Its popularity is achieved in the middle ages, when people began to use chamomile as a remedy for numerous diseases such as: asthma, stomach pain, elevated body temperature, calming the nerves, inflammation, nausea, skin problems.
The healing properties of chamomile come from the florets, who is contain evaporating oils (bisabolol, bisabolol oxide A and B and matricine), flavonoids and other therapeutic substances.
Scientific research has confirmed, that chamomile has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-allergic and antiseptic properties. They also found that chamomile increases the number of white blood cells in the blood. Also, chamomile facilitates digestion, relieves bloating of the stomach. Chamomile alleviates stress and anxiety.
The use of Chamomile tea
- It stimulates digestion
- Stomach problems (gastritis, bloating, nausea)
- It lowers temperature
- It relieves pain(waist pain and rheumatic pain)
- It acts against rashes, allergies, ulcers and wounds on the skin
- Acne and etc,
Also, chamomile enters in composition of creams against wounds and hemorrhoids.
Chamomile tea is especially good for calming the nervous system. If you are under constant stress, at work or at home, regularly consume chamomile tea. Only a few days of regular consumption of this tea, you will notice drastic changes. You will feel calmly, relaxed and cheerful.
Also, the chamomile tea is used at gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), tooth abscess, inflammation of the tonsils and throat. For these conditions you will make gargle with lukewarm tea of chamomile.
If you are in the group of women who regularly have difficulty during the menstrual cycle, then soak cloth with a chamomile tea and hold it as a warm compress. According to some studies, this method relieves menstrual difficulties, along with orally taking tea at the same time. This is much better from constant use of strong analgesics.
Chamomile is herb with minimal side effects
It is advisable not to take this tea with blood thinning medications as chamomile is a natural blood thinner. Avoid drinking this tea if side effects like nausea occur.
Furthermore, do not drink chamomile before activities like driving that demand steady attention. Avoid drinking chamomile tea if you are pregnant or planning to.
Allergies related to daisy and aster plant family may indicate an allergy to chamomile, consult your doctor before to drinking the tea.