The Benefits Of Chamomile

The benefits of chamomile are numerous. Chamomile has been used to centuries to treat aches and pains. Here's why and how you can use it today.

Chamomile, the Romans used it, so have the English for centures. Here's why you should to:

Chamomilla, the plant that spawns the chamomile flower is found throughout North America and Europe. Everyone has heard of it and some of us have used it, but what exactly does it do?

The magic oil that gives chamomile its medicinal qualities is called chamazulene alpha-bisabol. The strain of chamomile with the highest concentration of this oil is the German chamomole, called matricaria recuitita. This is the type of chamomile that the tea you find at your local market is made from.

Chamomile is used primarily to treat stomach cramping and pains, including menstrual cramping and diarrhea.

Aside from the treatment of aches and pains, doctors and researchers have found that chamomile can be used effectively to treat skin and eye problems, mood disorders and even the flu!

Here are some recipies that use chamomile to make natural healing teas:

For stomach problems:

One ounce chamomile, two-thirds ounce peppermint, one ounce caraway seeds, and two-thirds ounce angelica. Mix together, and add one teaspoon of mixture to one cup of hot water. Steep for 10 minutes, then strain and drink.

This mixture soothes the gastrointestinal tract.

For skin problems:

One ounce chamomile, one ounce dandelion, and two-third ounce fennel. Mix together, and one teaspoon to one cup hot water, let steep for 5-10 minutes then strain and drink.

This tea helps stimulate metabolic activity which aids in the healing of inflammatory skin conditions.

Chamomile is mild enough for everyday use, and almost everyone can enjoy it. That is, everyone with the exception of a few ragweed allergy sufferers.

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