Chamomile is precious herb that heals many health conditions. You should always have some in your home. We talk about dried chamomile flower. Tea from this plant is a natural remedy with very pleasant taste. But also, it can be intended for external use.
In ancient Egypt chamomile is considered as the best remedy for pain: persistent migraines, headaches and neuralgia. It is a perfect herb that has been used for many years as a sure cure for difficult digestion, bloating, abdominal cramps, migraines, irritation and inflammation of the skin.
You can use it as fresh or dry herb tea, liquid extract, and tincture; also as an ointment and creams.
Chamomile tea treats a number of daily diseases, such as:
- insomnia and other sleep disorders
- anxiety and panic attacks
- wounds, burns and scratches
- problems with the skin, psoriasis, eczema and rashes
- stomach problems such as menstrual cramps, stomach flu, ulcers, difficult digestion and bloating
- against dandruff, promotes hair growth, gives shine and protects hair
How to make chamomile tea at home?
Preparation of the tea: Put one teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers to one cup of boiling water. Leave covered for 10 minutes. Then strain and drink two cups a day, half an hour before meals.
Preparation of the tea for external use: Put one tablespoon of dried flowers to a glass of water. Bring to a boil, let stand covered 10 minutes, then strain and use for external use.
For inflammation of the eyelids, use 3 times a day by rinsing the eyes with the tea.
For wounds treatment, several times a day lubricate the wounded spot and then place the tea compress.
Chamomile tea for babies
Baby cries, it is natural – we assume; however, in some cases crying just won’t stop. This indicates that the baby is experiencing some sort of discomfort. Incessant crying can be a caused by cramps and an upset stomach.
Studies have shown that chamomile tea is very effective to relieve stomach problems in babies. This herbal tea will alleviate pain and relieve baby of stomach discomfort. Warm, but not hot tea when used in small amounts can reduce pain in the stomach. In most cases, 50 to 80 milliliters of tea can relieve the pain.
Chamomile also has soothing and relaxing properties. The child needs sleep as much as adults. So this herb can relax and calm your baby.
Many parents wonder whether this tea is safe and if it can cause some side effects. Allergic reactions associated with the use of chamomile are rare. To avoid side effects, it is necessary to purchase the plant from a trusted source. The best and safest way is to ask for additional information from the doctor if you want to use tea for your child. Remember, children younger than six months of age do not require additional fluid intake. Of course, if breastfeeding.
Side effects of chamomile
As with all other herbal teas, moderation is the key to avoid unwanted reactions. Some of the potential side effects of this herb include drowsiness; so use it with caution if you are driving or working on the machines. If you are allergic to ragweed and pollen, you may have problems using chamomile. If you are pregnant, use chamomile tea only after consulting your doctor.
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