Herbology: Chamomile

During the summer months, you can find an array of wild flowers that are useful for a range of health benefits, as well as being vital for wildlife. 

Amongst them is a lovely little camomile flower, which speaks to the gentle power of this plant for easing discomfort and bringing happiness.

Camomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind.

In herbalism the two most commonly used chamomiles are the German chamomile, which may be the most familiar, and Roman chamomile.

This little plant has long found a happy home in the garden where people could keep it close at hand to help their families with such unpleasantness as fever, painful menstruation and headaches, digestive upsets, and emotional stress. They are also widely regarded as a mild tranquilizer and sleep-inducer. Chamomile’s abundant useful actions make it a wonderful herb choice for everyone.

When it comes to using it for skin, chamomile has many powerful skin benefits as they have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. They are also hypoallergenic and helps reduce skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals. 

Three compounds found in chamomile that give its soothing and healing benefits are bisoprolol, chamazulene, and apigenin. These compounds are especially great for sensitive and eczema skin as they calm angry flareups.

Another two powerful anti-oxidants includes polyphenols and phytochemicals and they may help reduce signs of aging by protecting the skin from free radical damage. It also accelerates cell and tissue renewal, reducing the appearance of fine lines and giving skin a youthful glow.

An herbal home remedy that can clear your sinuses when you have a cold is to incorporate chamomile in your steam bath. It's fast and effective. The smell is also the closest to nature as you can be.

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