Natural remedies of chamomile have been used for thousands of years as one of the most effective medicinal plants. The ancient Egyptians valued it so highly that they dedicated it to Ra, the supreme sun god.
They used it to treat malaria and other problems. In Germanic mythology, it was one of the nine sacred herbs sent from Odin to mankind, to protect it from evil and disease. In the Roman Empire it was used as a remedy for migraines and urinary tract infections.
In the European Middle Ages, the natural remedies of chamomile were used as a diuretic and to cure pain and fatigue. In South Africa, they traditionally used it to fight insomnia, lumbago, hysteria, rheumatism and sore throat.
The name “chamomile” in Spanish is “manzanilla”, which is derived from the Spanish word for apple because the scent is very similar to the smell of apple. The essential oil is used in many mass-produced products.
Use of natural remedies of chamomile
As a sedative and hypnotic remedy
One of the most well-known uses of chamomile is that it is relaxing and used to induce sleep. It is also used to soothe hyperactive children and soothe babies.
Thanks to its anxiety-reducing properties, chamomile is used in many products to combat it.
Against digestive problems
Another common use of chamomile is as a spasmolytic remedy for swelling and flatulence, to control diarrhea and constipation, as well as indigestion, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
It can be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis, and other problems that may be due to you not taking care of your digestive system.
Against mild infections
Mild infections are those that do not require medication such as antibiotics and that you can treat at home.
For cystitis, it is used in hot baths. If you have a cold, you can inhale the steam. For external infections on your skin, you can use a lotion or a poultice with chamomile; In cases of infections of the mouth and gums, you can use it as a mouthwash or as a lotion against conjunctivitis.
- Against hemorrhoids: Chamomile ointment reduces the irritation from hemorrhoids.
- Menstrual cramps and other painful spasms: Chamomile relieves menstrual pain, and relieves lumbago and migraines.
- Rheumatism and arthritis: Chamomile helps relieve pain when used in porridge wraps.
- Toothache: Chamomile ointment or tea reduces the pain in babies who get teeth.
- Drug use: Chamomile helps to reduce anxiety in people with addiction, who suffer from withdrawal symptoms.
- Control diabetes: Drinking chamomile daily helps control diabetes and lowers blood sugar levels.
Natural remedies of chamomile
Homemade recipe for menstrual cramps
These common but unpleasant women’s problems can be alleviated with chamomile.
- 1 tablespoon chamomile (15 g)
- 1 cup water (250 ml)
- Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Let it cool down a bit and drink it while it is still hot.
Homemade recipe for headaches
Chamomile can also be used to make a type of wine that helps relieve common symptoms such as anxiety and migraines. This is not for people under 18 years of age.
- 1 liter of white wine
- 3 tablespoons chamomile flowers (45 g)
- Put the chamomile flowers in the white wine and let it soak for 10 days.
- After the flowers have lain there long enough, you can drink the wine.
- Drink 2 cups a day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon (150 ml).
Homemade recipe for acne
Using chamomile in the areas of acne will greatly help combat the problem, which most often occurs on your face.
- 1 tbsp chamomile (20 g)
- 1 cup water (250 ml)
- Cotton daughter
- Pour the water into a pot of chamomile and bring to the boil.
- Let it sit for 15 minutes.
- After the specified time has elapsed, dip the cotton swabs in the mixture and put them on the affected areas, massaging it into a circular motion.
- Leave the applied liquid on your skin until the next time you shower.
Recipe for digestion
Thanks to the essential oils, chamomile is very effective in relieving inflammation, cramps, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal pains .
- 1 tbsp chamomile (15 g)
- 1 cup water (250 ml)
- 1/2 teaspoon honey (10 g)
- Put all the ingredients in a saucepan.
- Turn on the heat and bring to the boil.
- Let it sit.
- Add honey and drink it hot before each meal.
Chamomile has an endless amount of properties that are very beneficial for your body, whether you drink it or apply it on your skin. This medicinal herb helps you to relieve the unpleasant symptoms of many diseases.
Give chamomile a try and enjoy better health.