Easy, Useful, and Natural Chamomile Remedies

· May 30, 2018
Although you may be used to drinking chamomile tea, you can also enjoy its benefits as an essential oil or applied topically.

Chamomile remedies have been used for thousands of years as one of the most powerful medicinal plants. The ancient Egyptians valued it so much that they dedicated it to Ra, the supreme sun god.

They used it to treat malaria, among other problems. In germanic mythology, it was one of the 9 sacred herbs sent from Odin to humanity to protect it from evil and sickness. In Rome, it was used as a remedy for migraines and urinary infections.

During the Medieval Times in Europe, they used chamomile as a diuretic and tonic to cure pain and fatigue. In South Africa, they used it traditionally to fight insomnia, lumbago, hysteria, rheumatism, and sore throat.

The name “chamomile” in Spanish is “manzanilla,” derived from the Spanish word for apple because its scent is very similar to that of an apple. Its essential oil is used in many manufactured products.

Uses of Chamomile

As a Sedative and Hypnotic

Chamomile Remedies

One of the most known uses of chamomile tea is that it’s relaxing and used to induce sleep. It’s also used to calm down hyperactive children and to sooth babies.

Thanks to its characteristics that reduce anxiety, chamomile is used in many manufactured products to fight it.

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For Digestive System Problems

Another common use of chamomile is as a spasmolytic against swelling and gas, to control diarrhea and constipation, as well as indigestion, stomach aches, nausea and vomiting.


Because of its properties, it serves to treat irritable bowl syndrome and diverticulitis, among other problems that can stem from not taking proper care of your digestive system.

For Mild Infections

Mild infections are those that don’t require medications like antibiotics and that you can treat at home.

For cystitis, it’s used in hot baths. In the case of the common cold, you can inhale the vapor. For external infections on your skin, you can use it in a lotion or poultice; in the case of infections in your mouth and gums you can use it like mouth wash, or like lotion for conjunctivitis.

Other Uses

  • For hemorrhoids: Chamomile ointment reduces the irritation of hemorrhoids.
  • Menstrual cramps and other painful spasms: Chamomile tea calms period pains, as well as relieves lumbago and migraines.
  • Rheumatism and arthritis: Used as a poultice, chamomile helps relieve pain.
  • Tooth pain: Chamomile ointment or tea lessens the pain in babies that are teething.
  • Drug use: Chamomile tea helps reduce anxiety in people with addictions suffering from withdrawal.
  • Controlling diabetes: Drinking chamomile tea daily controls diabetes and lowers your blood sugar levels.

Natural Chamomile Remedies

Homemade Remedy for Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Cramps

These common but uncomfortable problems for women can see some relief through chamomile tea.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of chamomile (15 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Preparation

  • Put all of the ingredients in a pot and boil it.
  • Let it cool down and drink it when it’s warm.

Homemade Remedy for Headaches

Chamomile is also very useful to make a type of wine that can soothe common symptoms like anxiety and migraines. This remedy is not for those under the age of 21. 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of white wine (1 liter)
  • 3 tablespoons of chamomile flowers (45 g)

Preparation

  • Add the chamomile flowers to the white wine and let it sit for 10 days to steep.
  • After the flowers have time to soak, you can drink it.
  • Drink 2 cups per day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon (150 ml).

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Homemade Remedy for Acne

Homemade Remedy for Acne

Applying chamomile on the areas with acne will really help to fight this problem, which most frequently occurs on your face

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of chamomile (20 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • Cotton balls

Preparation

  • Pour the water into a pot with the chamomile and heat it until it boils.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • After the indicated time passes, dip the cotton balls in the mix and apply it to the affected areas, massaging it in a circular motion.
  • Let the applied liquid stay on your skin until you shower next.

Remedy for Digestion

Thanks to its essential oils, chamomile is very effective to calm inflammation, cramps, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal pains.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of chamomile (15 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey (10 g)

Preparation

  • Add all of the ingredients to a pot.
  • Turn on the heat and heat it until it boils.
  • Let it sit.
  • Sweeten it with the honey and drink it warm before every meal.

Chamomile has an endless amount of properties that are very beneficial for your body, whether you drink it or apply it to your skin. This medicinal herb helps you alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms of many illnesses.

Don’t miss out on trying chamomile to enjoy better health.