Monday, January 5, 2009

Chamomile: The Gentle Herb

For thousands of years, people all over the world have been brewing Chamomile into teas to aid digestion and calm jangled nerves. Gentle enough for both pregnancy nausea and infant colic, chamomile tea is a wonderful way to soothe.The active constituents of chamomile have anti-inflammatory properties, and ease spasm and discomfort in the digestive tract.
  • Indigestion
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Canker sores
  • Colic
  • Conjunctivitis, eye irritations
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Eczema
  • Gingivitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Migraine
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Skin irritations
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Minor wounds

Feeling stuffed up and/or congested? Steam your head with chamomile water! It's a great way to open the sinuses and alleviate the chest.

In addition, chamomile has incredible beauty benefits! Try making a chamomile hair shampoo for shiny beautiful locks.

Warning: Chamomile contains coumarin, a naturally-occurring compound with anticoagulant or blood-thinning effects. It should not be combined with warfarin or other medications or supplements that have the same effect or be used by people with bleeding disorders. It shouldn't be used two weeks before or after surgery.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is also good for dissolving stones - gall, kidney, etc. It is good preventive medicine to drink it every day.