Chamomile flowers are used in alternative medicine as an anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, nervine and digestion aid. Additional uses in herbal medicine include an antispasmodic for intestinal and menstrual cramps, relieving gas pains, and a very mild but efficient laxative. Their healing properties come from there daisylike flowers, that contain volatile oils (including bisabolol oxides A and B, and matricin) as well as flavonoids.
Chamomile flowers come from the Anthemis Eecutita plant. They are easily harvested from your own flower garden by removing the flowering tops and dehydrating them. They can be used fresh as well. Chamomile has powerful anti-inflammatory properties from its natural chemical component, azulene . It is used for healing and soothing rough or damaged skin. Chamomile flowers can be used to make a calming herbal tea, or an be infused with oil to be used in cosmetics, providing a beneficial, soothing oil. To learn how to infuse oils yourself click here .
Chamomile flowers are also extensively used by themselves, or combined with an equal quantity of crushed poppy-heads, as a poultice and fomentation for external swelling, inflammatory pain or congested neuralgia, and will relieve where other remedies have failed, proving invaluable for reducing swellings of the face caused through abscesses. Bags may be loosely stuffed with flowers and steeped well in boiling water before being applied as a fomentation. The antiseptic powers of Chamomile are stated to be 120 times stronger than sea-water.
Chamomile Flowers : Chamomile tea is known for it’s soothing, relaxing properties and this was no exception. The teabag is full of little flower buds that look adorable! I’m not the greatest fan of chamomile tea but this one is pleasantly fragrant with a delicate taste. A lovely tea that’s ideal as an evening drink.
Chamomile flowers are a rich of essential oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties of source. In a study published in Phytotherapy Research in 2008, Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter pylori, known to a bacterial cause of stomach ulcers in humans, from Russia, the researchers investigated the antibacterial action of chamomile oil. Chamomile help to inhibit the in vitro growth of helicobacter pylori strain, and there is a lot of the antibacterial against action. When suffering from where Helicobacter pylori (Helicobacter pylori, HP) has been identified as a pathogenic factor of gastric ulcer, chamomile products may help to improve digestion, stimulate wound healing, and eliminate the infection. Of your health — care practitioners speak, if you think you may have a stomach ulcer, and try any herbal remedies.
Chamomile flowers contain: essential oils (etheric oil: 0.38 – 0.81%), vitamins B1 and C, mineral substances (phosphorus, potassium, silicon, iron, manganese, calcium, copper, lead, zinc, zirconium), glucides, lipids (in small quantities) and acids. The plant has calming, analgesic, disinfecting and antiseptic, antispasmotic and tonic actions. At the same time, chamomile has an antitoxic action through disactivating the bacterian and carminative toxins, favoring the elimination of intestinal gasses. Externally, chamomile has cicatrizant, emollient and anti-inflammatory effects. Because of its antiseptic (it destroys the microorganisms from the tegument) and decongestive properties, chamomile also has many aplications in cosmetics, being recommended for irritated, damaged or fat complexions.