Belonging to the daisy family this flowering plant comes from the Greek word meaning “ground apple” chamomile has been a popular herb used mostly for medicinal purposes and can be consumed in tea or oil form. Chamomile is a native to Asia and Europe. This great herb is highly effective in preventing and treating migraines, anxiety, depression, relieves insomnia and is also used as a relaxant and is also used to treat heartburn, bowel complications and many other digestive system related ailments and using this great herb has even been used to treat menstrual cramps. It has also been effective in curing pink eye and other eye irritations.
The oil of chamomile has been used as an antibiotic and antiseptic and prevents infections from spreading as well as curing infections that are already damaging your body and when a person is suffering from lice and mites it has been applied to the hair to kill them. This same oil has been very affective in treating those with high blood pressure and or suffer from anxiety and also calms the nerves and anger, nervous and easily annoyed. This oil is also great for ones digestion and promoting good digestion and keeps the liver operating at its normal pace and is great for cleaning the urinary tract and detoxifying your blood. It has also been used as in treating teething problems, against colds and flu, bad breath and even as a relief for morning sickness during pregnancy.
The benefits that chamomile has on the skin is great as it has been and is still being used today for treating many types of skin ailments such as rashes,eczema, boils and burns and is good in softening the skin and reducing the burning sensation. It is also useful in alleviating and healing may bacterial infections as it has various anti-bacterial properties. If you wish to lighten your complexion just bath in water with chamomile.
Chamomile tea is made by brewing dried flowers in a large or medium pot of hot water and allowing it to steep for a few minutes, and this can also be prepared with fresh flowers with honey being added to sweeten the beverage.
Chamomile is a strong medicine when it comes to curing ailments and even though there are many health benefits of chamomile, one must always exercise smart caution while using it. It is always better to consult a herbalist regarding the appropriate and best dosage and method of consumption, so that it does not have any adverse effects and ruin your whole day.