Chamomile – Ancient Medicine

Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. Chamomile, or camomile, is the common name for several daisy-like plants that are commonly used to make herb infusions to serve various medicinal purposes. Two types of chamomile are used for good health: German chamomile and Roman chamomile.

The dried flowers of chamomile contain many terpenoids and flavonoids contributing to its medical properties. People use chamomile to treat irritation from chest colds, slow-healing wounds, abscesses, gum inflammation, and skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, and diaper rash. For these conditions you use chamomile in an infusion or bath, or as a tincture, which is a concentrated extract mixed with alcohol. It is used as a tea to treat an upset stomach, sleeping problems, or menstrual pain.

So, enjoying a cup of camomile tea to soothe the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, relieve hay fever, reduce and soothe painful hemorrhoids, heal periodontitis, ease inflammatory bowel disease , and help to manage other chronic inflammatory conditions.