What Conditions Chamomile Helps

Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011 04:05 PM

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Chamomile is a renowned and well-researched herb, which helps in the treatment of many medical conditions. It is a wonder herb whose benefits range from preventing digestive disorders, cramps, the flu, and even asthma.

Here are some facts about the herb:

1. Chamomile serves as a nerve tonic and stress buster. A daily cup of tea infused with chamomile leaves helps sooth tense nerves and anxiety.

2. Chamomile helps with many digestive conditions. The essential oils present in chamomile serve as an anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerative, and anti-microbial agent. During stomach infections or digestive complaints, chamomile helps heal the irritated stomach lining, relieve inflammation, relax overactive nerves of the stomach, and stimulate the production of stomach juices needed for the proper digestion of food. Chamomile should be taken after every meal and at bedtime for acute conditions and about two to three times a day for less serious conditions.

3. Chamomile reduces pain during cramps and spasms. It can also help calm hyperactive children, reduce general fatigue, and combat fevers, asthma, and headaches. For children, chamomile can be used to sooth the pain of teething, reduce bladder problems, and improve immunity and mental clarity.

4.Chamomile is used extensively for people suffering from sleep problems. The sedative properties of chamomile may help relieve depression, addiction withdrawal symptoms, and other nervous conditions.

5.Chamomile benefits many skin conditions. The bioflavonoids present in this herb have been used for many years to heal, rejuvenate, and replenish dry and sensitive skin. The antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties of chamomile allow it to sooth burns, rashes, allergies, skin sores, and swelling. Chamomile can be made into a paste with cornmeal and applied as a relaxing face mask or used as an external wash for wounds and bruises.

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