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Medicinal Benefits of Chamomile

The delicate Chamomile with tender white flowers and sweet scent is often associated with large green gardens and luxurious bouquets. Hardly anyone would see in this modest plant a powerful herbal medicine with sedative, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and antispasmodic effects. Yes, of course, the list of plant’s benefits impresses, but is it really so? Does Chamomile have such a wide spectrum of medicinal applications?

There is good news: most of the traditional Chamomile medicinal uses have been approved by numerous scientific researches. First of all, Chamomile is a good aid for digestion. The bitter glycosides are those elements that stimulate appetite and the activity of the digestive tract. It is thought that regular use of Chamomile is beneficial for the bowels. Chamomile tea is also used for such digestion problems as acid indigestion, gas, weak stomach, lack of appetite, colic pain, and ulcers. The herb is effective against such intestinal parasites as helminthes.

Women also have some profit from Chamomile healing properties. The herb is used to treat a number of “women’s diseases”. It may help relieve menopausal symptoms or mastitis problems. Chamomile is recommended for those women, who experience pain or cramps before menstruation or lack of menstruation (amenorrhea). This herb may be helpful for pregnant women experiencing morning sickness. Vaginitis can also be treated with Chamomile: the plant’s tincture douche is said to relieve itching and pain.

Since Chamomile is considered to be one of the safest herbs, it may be recommended for children use. Due to its sedative effects, Chamomile tea is used to treat anxiety and calm hyperactive children. It also helps soothe the pain of teething and colic. Chamomile combined with apple pectine may reduce the symptoms and the duration of diarrhea in children. Babies are bathed in Chamomile extract to prevent allergic reactions.

Actually, Chamomile is widely known as an anti-allergenic agent. Its extract may even be found in different cosmetic products, where it is supposed to act as anti-allergen. Chamomile is also beneficial for such skin problems as wounds, burns, and even skin ulcers. The plant helps reduce pain, itching and irritation, cleans infected wounds and ulcers. In this case, it is applied in the form of compresses or washes or the herb may be added to bath.

One more traditional use of Chamomile is its application in the treatment of asthma, hay fever, sore throat, and cold, since it positively influences the membranes of the respiratory system. Moreover, Chamomile anti-inflammatory properties are good for pain related to rheumatism and other chronic disorders. This herb may promote better functioning of liver and lungs.

Chamomile tea is praised for its sedative, calming, and relaxing effects. It is advisable for insomnia treatment, as well as anxiety and trouble relief. People take bathes with Chamomile to calm nerves, relieve muscle pain, and make skin softer.

Chamomile is considered to be a safe herb. However, some people may experience allergic reactions (hay fever, sneezing, running nose, rash, and itchy eyes). In this case one should consult a doctor. Besides, the herb should be taken with special care during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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