Top 5 Health Benefits of Chamomile

Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 12:46 PM

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Chamomile is a popular herbal remedy. Available in two varieties – German and Roman – chamomile is used as an anti-depressant in addition to its use as a disease alleviator. Here are the top five health benefits of chamomile.
 
Muscle relaxant and for menstrual cramps
One of the top uses of chamomile is for muscle relaxation. It can be used as a balm or a tablet. Alternately, one can brew one’s own chamomile tea. Two to three cups a day is ideal to de-stress and keep muscles relaxed. It also calms muscle spasms during menstrual cramps.
 
Aids sound sleep
Chamomile has components that have soothing properties. Take it before going to bed and it will help you sleep better.
 
Soothes the stomach
Chamomile soothes stomachaches and helps alleviate bowel problems. It also helps with digestion.
 
Fights the common cold
A cup of hot chamomile tea will help fight common colds as the herb has antibacterial properties.
 
Heals wounds faster
Apply a paste of chamomile flowers on wounds to make them heal faster.
 
In addition to the above benefits, chamomile is considered to be good for preventing the escalation of diabetic ailments. Chamomile oil is a good remedy for skin ailments and also helps improve skin quality.

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