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Chamomile - benefits and uses

Chamomile has been used for centuries to help with calming a person. We often see it used in teas for this reason. But did you know Chamomile is useful in many other ways as well? Chamomile can be used to help calm the nervous and digestive systems yes, it can also help calm things like IBS and nausea.

Chamomile is also often used to help with relaxation and sleep. Used in tea before bedtime this herb will help lull you into sleep as it helps to relax your muscles from a day of tension. You can also use that tea to help with nervous tension, insomnia, and hyperactivity. There are added benefits of this tea with helping with menstrual cramping, nausea, and vomiting. I would recommend checking with a doctor before use as I am not a medical professional, and this is not medical advice.

Chamomile is useful as well when used topically. When added into bath water, chamomile can help calm irritated skin, calm the body, and relax the mind. Chamomile has also been used as a final rinse to brighten hair and add luster. You will often find chamomile in skin-care products including soaps, shampoos, and bath soaps. I use chamomile in one of my sugar scrubs to help aid in relaxation. I mix it with lavender to boost chamomiles calming nature. Chamomile can also help with acne. You might find it listed in some face products to help reduce swelling and inflammation which will then help clear your skin easier of the acne.

Due to the fact that chamomile is an antibacterial and antifungal, it's great to use on cuts, scrapes, and in fact burns. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that makes it great to use to help calm down aching joints. Use a small amount of chamomile oil on joints to help reduce the inflammation and swelling. I would also recommend taking a bath with chamomile in it to help ease inflammation and help you relax. Put some of the dried herb in a cotton bag or use tea bags in a nice hot bath to feel these affects.

I am not a medical professional, so I always recommend checking with your doctor before using any new product like this. If that professional gives you the ok, then try chamomile out in your life. You might be surprised at how well it helps you.

Saiyo (They/Them) is a Dedicant of The Ever Green Hearth and a Sophomore at Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary. They have a passion for Herbs and Plants, and have created their own small business: The Brew - making bath and body products for self care. You can follow their business on Social Media and order these amazing natural home-made products from their Etsy Shop!


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