The Use Of Chamomile Plants As Medicinal Alternative

Chamomile plants are used widely in aromatherapy, it has many healing attributes.

The chamomile plant can grow up to twenty inches tall. It is a member of the Daisy family. The chamomile flower has a strong aroma scent and a bitter taste.

The chamomile is originally from southern and eastern Europe. Through time, it has found its way in becoming a popular plant throughout Asia, North America and South America.

Every part of the chamomile plant can not be used, only the flowers and the first three to four inches for tea and medicinal uses.

Chamomile has been used for centuries to help relieve infections, stomach gas, stomachaches, and menstrual pain. It is also good for insomnia and promotes healthy skin.

There are many forms chamomile can take to be used to alieve many symptoms. Chamomile can be used in tea form, as oil, as a powder or even as a wine.

These variations are simple to make; some can be purchased at local health food stores.

To prepare a tea to be used as a drink or gargle to help relieve sore throats or stomach aches. You will need:

Two cups hot water

Four teaspoons dried chamomile flowers

Bring water to a boil in medium saucepan. In a quart size pitcher pour flowers in, then pour water over flowers. Stir well. Let stand for ten minutes.

To make chamomile wine you will need:

Two ounces dried, crushed chamomile flower heads

One quart dry wine

Pour dried flowers into quart of dry wine; let stand for ten days in a well-ventilated area. This wine can be used for digestive problems.

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