Medicine Cabinet Must Have Part IV: Chamomile

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Chamomile tea

Chamomile is an herb from a flowering plant that has been used for centuries to treat a number of health problems. Not only is chamomile the world’s most commonly used tea, but this herb is also an anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory. It is a very popular and soothing herb, but many advise not to use it during pregnancy or if on blood thinning medication. So please consult your doctor if you fall into either category before using. Chamomile has been used for various internal and external ailments with little, if any, side effects. This post will share with you why Chamomile tea made my list as a Medicine Cabinet Must Have and why I think it belongs in every household.

Health Benefits of Chamomile

Chamomile is an age old medicine that has been used all over the world. Scientific research over the past few decades have confirmed that many of the traditional uses do have therapeutic benefits and alleviate many conditions such as:

  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Wounds, Scrapes and Burns
  • Stomach Problems: Ulcers, Irritable Bowel System, Stomach Flu, Menstrual Cramps
  • Skin Disorders: Eczema, Psoriasis, Diaper Rash
  • Eye Infections: Pink Eye, Irritated Swollen Eye
Chamomile Flowers

Uses of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile comes in the form of tea bags,dried flowers, pills, infusions, and tinctures. When purchasing products that contain chamomile look for at least 3% chamomile for the best results. Chamomile can be taken internally or externally depending on the condition. Cooled teabags can be applied directly to affected areas, or tea bags can be added to a bath to soothe skin disorders. Chamomillia tablets are useful to have on hand for teething or fussy babies as a great homeopathic way to calm and soothe.

I have used chamomile for a number of different problems. I used the tablets for both of my kids when they were teething or overstimulated. When my kids get tummy aches or are feeling a little under the weather I make them tea with local raw organic honey. I have used it on myself for hives, a swollen irritated eye and even when we had a bout of the stomach flu.

Do you use Chamomile as a medicine? If so please share your stories and experiences!

Sources:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/01/050104112140.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matricaria_chamomilla
Disclaimer:  Please note: I am not a medical professional. Please use your careful discernment and double check with your naturopath or doctor before taking any vitamins or supplements

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Disclaimer: Please note: I am not a medical professional, the information provided is strictly for informational purposes. Please use your careful discernment and double check with your naturopath or doctor before taking any vitamins or supplements

PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.

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