- As a digestive aid
- Prevention and healing of stomach ulcers
- Chamomile oil can relax not only the muscles in the stomach but also the uterus, relieving pain and promoting menstruation
- Calming the nervous system, for anxiety or stress
- As an anti-inflammatory for relief of arthritic joint pain
- Chamomile can kill candida yeast and some bacteria such as Staphylococcus to prevent infections
- Chamomile stimulates the immune systems production of white blood cells to fight infection
Chamomile is named after a Greek word meaning ‘earth apple’ and while, in terms of its numerous health benefits, it is a ‘fruit of the ground’, it is believed its name actually comes from the apple-like smell that the plant emits. Chamomile refers to all the daisy-like plants in the Asteraceae family but it is German Chamomile that is usually used in the multitude of healing preparations. Indeed in Germany, Chamomile is known as ‘alles zutraut’ which means its good for everything!
Latin name: Matricaria recutita
Type: Organic, Dried Flower
Chamomile tea is one of the most widely enjoyed herbal tea infusions in the world To make a refreshing infusion simply add two to three teaspoons of flowers to a cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes and enjoy! Drink up to three cups a day. If using a tincture, use half to one teaspoon up to three times a day HOW TO MAKE A TINCTURE You can soak a clean cloth in a strong infusion of Chamomile and apply it to a cut or burns for a soothing compress HOW TO MAKE A COMPRESS For a relaxing Chamomile bath, put a handful of flowers in a cloth and hang it under the tap as the bath is running.
- In large concentrated amounts, Chamomile has been known to cause nausea so if experiencing any adverse effects reduce the amount or stop using it and consult your medical professional before proceeding
- Do not use while pregnant or nursing
- Do not give to any child under two years old