The Wonders of Chamomile Herbs

Mar, 14, 2016

By Fredrica Syren:

Chamomile is a staple herb in our home and very popular with our kids as their evening tea to help them chamomile herbsettle down before bed. One of the most well known herbs, mostly made into a tea, chamomile has been used for centuries to treat many illnesses from anxiety to stomach aches. When my youngest had colic while I was breastfeeding, I would drink many cups of chamomile tea. This gave him the benefit of its properties and would help ease his pain. If my eyes are puffy and red from lack of sleep, I place two chamomile tea bags on them. Native to many countries throughout Europe, this wonderful herb is from a daisy-like plant, and can be used both fresh and dry.

Chamomile’s healing properties come from its flower, which contains volatile oils and flavonoids and other therapeutic substances.

Some of the many healing uses of chamomile herb are the following:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Wound treatment
  • UlcersChamomille blommor
  • Eczema
  • Gout
  • Skin irritations
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Canker sores
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Rheumatic pain,
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Mastitis
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeplessness
  • Pink eye
  • Diaper rash
  • Cracked nipples
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Poison ivy
  • Menstrual cramps

Here are some great recipes for chamomile:

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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