The calming and relaxing Chamomile flower has been used as a traditional medicine for thousands of years to calm anxiety and settle stomachs. It is one of the best known as an ingredient in herbal tea.
Chamomile is a gentle but highly effective herb famous as a cure-all but best known for soothing digestion, promoting sleep and helping to soothe skin rashes and bruises. This herb is often used in exquisite formulas to help protect the body, mind and spirit from negative energies and forces. The flowers can be both warming and cooling.
Chamomile is considered a safe plant and has been used in many cultures for stomach ailments and as a mild sedative. Some studies, primarily using combinations of chamomile with other plants, show it may have health benefits. However, as with any combination product, it is hard to say that a benefit comes from any one plant.
Benefits of Chamomile Herbals Tea
- Reducing menstrual pain
- Treating diabetes and lowering blood sugar
- Slowing or preventing osteoporosis
- Reducing inflammation
- Cancer treatment and prevention
- Helping with sleep and relaxation
- Treating cold symptoms
- Treatment for mild skin conditions
- People with a history of severe allergies, particularly to pollens
- People who have previously had an allergic reaction, even mild
- Infants and very young children
Chamomile: Calms the Mind, Smooth flow of Qi, Clears Heat, Stops Cough
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.