Uncover The Ancient Secrets of Chamomile


The herb chamomile has been used throughout time to cure many problems like insomnia, an upset stomach, diarrhea, and gas. Chamomile can also be used as a topical treatment for some skin lesions. The flowers of the chamomile plant are used for making tea and other herbal remedies that call for Chamomile.

The liquid that is drained off from stewed chamomile can be sweetened according to preference when taken as a tea and is dark yellow in color. In the past chamomile was kept on hand by mothers to help infants with gas pains. Chamomile has a unique and not unpleasant taste. Before it was easy to buy gas relief medication over the counter, it always seemed like it alleviated the symptoms of gas in babies even though there is no scientific proof that it works.

Midol and Pamprin may be the popular cures for menstrual cramps in the modern world, but before they were available, chamomile was commonly used with success. Chamomile has long been known to be soothing and help people relax, so it can be helpful to sip on some chamomile tea anytime you are feeling anxious or stressed.

Chamomile makes an oil that becomes a distinctive blush shade when it’s extracted, and it has unique anti-inflammatory agents so it’s known to be an effective treatment for skin infections, inflamed skin and eczema. This use of chamomile involves rubbing the oil on the skin rather than drinking the tea. It’s worth recalling that chamomile has been used for a long time prior to the easy availability of medications which could be purchase or prescribed at the pharmacy. All that anyone could really use for many years were these herbal cures which had been used for generations of people, and have survived through traditions despite the arrival of more modern forms of medicine.

Moms have been using chamomile along with oatmeal to ease kids’ discomfort due to bug bites, eczema, or diaper rash. They combine the two ingredients in a sock and have their kids take a bath with it. This method worked extremely well at easing the itching and eliminating diaper rash. Chamomile was a frequent ingredient in herbal compounds created for use against a number of ailments. For instance, if one was experiencing nausea a blend of chamomile with licorice root, peppermint and fennel seed would give fast relief. Chamomile belongs to the ragweed family, so, if you are allergic to Ragweed, stay away from chamomile.

Chamomile has a pleasurable taste that many people simply enjoy for it’s own taste. Women who are pregnant or nursing are advised to avoid herbal concoctions but chamomile is considered safe even for them. Chamomile is known to be a safe herb for everyone. Even teething babies can safely consume chamomile. In addition to curing skin ailments, chamomile can also be used to treat scalp conditions and soften hair. You can add some light natural highlights to your hair if you blend it with a bit of lemon and some sunlight.

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