The Amazon Benefits Of Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is a flowering shrub that grows about 12 inches high. (German chamomile grows as high as 3 feet). Chamomile flowers bloom during June and July.
The word “chamomile” comes from the Greek word “chaos,” meaning ground, and “Milos,” meaning apple. Because it grows close to the ground and smells like an apple, the plant is called chamomile.
The properties of chamomile make it helpful in treating nausea, heartburn, and other gastrointestinal issues. Due to its mild soothing effect, chamomile is often used as a “before bed” sleep aid.
One of the most common ways chamomile is used as a tea is via steeping the whole dried flowers in hot water. Chamomile can be found in many creams, ointments, and other cosmetics.
Finally, chamomile helps treat skin issues and open wounds due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects.
Other ways to use whole dried chamomile flowers:
- Herbal Tea: As a herbal tea on its own or blended with other tea ingredients
- Skin health: Dip a cotton ball in chamomile tea and rub on the problem areas
- Take a chamomile bath: Fill the bathtub with warm water, and add a few drops of essential oil and a cup of brewed chamomile tea to the water. Soak for 10-15 minutes.
- For dry and flaky hair: Rub chamomile tea (or a diluted mixture) into the scalp and let soak for 3-5 minutes before rinsing.
- A natural face cleanser: Use a cotton ball or washcloth to dab chamomile tea over your face gently. Let stand for 3 minutes, then rinse with cool water.