Chamomile – Antemis Nobilis Chamaemeulum, typically known as Chamomile Roman – is from the herbaceous group. It grows in dry fields and gardens in Europe, Argentina and North America. The word chamomile originates from a Greek word that means “earthapple“. It has an apple-like scent. This specific type of chamomile has a reputation for its therapeutic properties and is 100% pure and natural. It is known as a medicinal plant from the middle ages already.
I often use it on my skin with coconut oil as a carrier to stop itchy insect bites. It is very effective. Be careful to do a skin test before you do this though.
An unusual use for chamomile is as a rinse for blonde hair. Interestingly it can be used as a fragrant lawn in those “low-traffic” areas with hundreds of little plants per square meter. I haven’t seen this but I’m sure it must look really pretty.
To make a tea, one can just infuse dried chamomile flowers in hot water. One can have several cups a day. Chamomile contains a range of flavonoids which contributes to its medicinal properties.
Chamomile is commonly regarded as a mild tranquilizer or sleep inducer. Its calming effects may be attributed to an antioxidant called apigenin, which is found in abundance in chamomile tea. Apigenin binds to specific receptors in your brain that may decrease anxiety and initiate sleep.
Chamomile (Roman) – A.Nobilis Chamaemeulum – is normally used to:
relieve flatulence, or as a painkiller, diuretic and digestive aid. It is also believed to reduce stress and aid in sleep. Common uses for Chamomile is to reduce menstrual pain, lower blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, reduce cold symptoms, and to treat mild skin conditions. Chamomile is believed to have antibiotic, antiseptic and antiviral properties.
Don’t use for if you have dermal irritation. Chamomile can be hazardous or toxic if improperly used. Skin test before use and/or consult a professional.
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