Sunday, 8 June 2014

Chamomile

The name Chamomile comes from the Greek word meaning “ground apple.”
 Its history dates back at least to ancient Egypt, where Chamomile tea was prescribed as a cold remedy. The Romans enjoyed it as a beverage, as well as an incense. Ironically, the name “Roman Chamomile” by which it is sometimes known, does not stem from this time. It rather comes from an arbitrary naming of the herb in the 19th Century by a botanist who happened to find some growing in the Roman Coliseum.

 There are many different species of chamomile, the two most commonly being German chamomile  and Roman chamomile .
 They have been used since Ancient times for their calming and anti-inflammatory properties, and each offer their own additional health benefits.Chamomile are native in many countries throughout Europe . The various different Chamomile plants are very distinct and require their own set of conditions to grow.

As a tea.


Better Sleep
Chamomile tea’s most well-known benefit is as a sleep aid. It is known for its relaxing and soothing properties and is often taken before bed to promote restful sleep.

 Stomach Soother
Chamomile is helpful for a variety of stomach problems. It soothes stomach aches, eases the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, promotes elimination, and assists in overall digestion. It is often found in teas for digestion in combination with peppermint.
 Menstrual Cramps
 chamomile tea helps menstrual cramps. Chamomile's believed ability to relax the smooth muscles of the uterus helps ease the discomfort of menstrual cramping.
 Hemorrhoid Help
  Chamomile salve is helpful in the treatment of hemorrhoids
 Cold Fighter
Chamomile has immune boosting properties and helps in the fight against colds due to its antibacterial properties. 
Wound Healing
The Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks used chamomile flowers in a poultice and applied them to wounds to speed healing. They must’ve been on to something. In one study, rats given chamomile extract in their water experienced faster wound healing times.

Also

 Relieve restlessness, teething problems, and colic in children.

Relieve allergies, much as an antihistamine would.


Relieve morning sickness during pregnancy.

Cooled chamomile tea can be used in a compress to help soothe tired, irritated eyes and it may even help treat conjunctivitis.


Heal mouth sores and prevent gum disease. A chamomile mouthwash may help soothe mouth inflammations and keep gums healthy.


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