Scientific name: Matricaria recutita
Parts used: Juice from the leaf
Origin: Widespread on wasteland, farmland and gardens in Germany, Hungary and Egypt
Chamomile is a little plant with tiny, daisy-like flowers has been used for centuries for its astounding medicinal properties. This gentle herb is blessed with many health benefits and it is a powerful antioxidant that acts as an anti-inflammatory healing agent. In addition, it treats blemishes, stops the development of wrinkles, and improves skin pigmentation.
With its characteristic deep blue color, the essential oil works wonders supporting the body’s natural response to irritation and injury. It has calming effect on people, and can be used to help ease stress, anxiety and promote a general sense of calmness and well-being.
It is said that the Egyptians dedicated Chamomile to their sun god and valued it over all other herbs for its healing qualities. Due to its sedative and relaxing properties, Chamomile was a main ingredient in love potions during the middle ages.
Chamomile as a herbal tea is a mild, relaxing sleep aid that can treat fevers, colds, and stomach ailments. Because the herb is gentle and safe, it is perfect to treat kids that are suffering from colic, nervous stress and stomach disorders.
A Chamomile tea rinse is a calming, anti-inflammatory remedy for dry, flaky scalp. It can also bring out highlights and lighten hair when used consistently.
Acne, Anxiety, Dry Skin, Cold, Colic, Diaper Rash, Eczema, Fever, Indigestion, Skin Pigmentation, Wrinkles
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