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The herb Chamomile is the flower herb of the month of October. It is a lovely and sunny herb with a wonderful taste and smell. This herb has a long medical past and is also used in beauty. I had a hard time choosing which herb to do this week but the versatility of this herb is more that i can cover in a week. On to the information . We are going to be working with German chamomile (Matricaria retutica) , which Roman or English Chamomile ( Chamaemelum nobile) can also be used in these recipes as it is very similar to its cosine. German chamomile is the most used and studied. I has also be approved by the Commission E ( a heath organization) to be used on the skin to reduce swelling and to fight bacteria. It has also been used as a tea or supplement sot stomach cramps.
In recent on going studies, chamomiles has been identified as: anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, muscle relaxant, antispasmodic, anti-allergenic and sedative properties, validating its long-held reputation. These studies have in conducted over the last 20 years and have provide the traditional uses of the plan.
Chamomile has bee used to treat
- irritation from chest colds
- slow-healing wounds,
- gum inflammation,
- skin conditions such as :psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, and diaper rash
Roman chamomile is great for intestinal tract issues, sleeping problems or menstrual pain.
The Essential Oil is extracted from the flowers of the plant. The oil is best used for relaxation. It has a calming effect on most people and can help induce sleep, ease frayed nerves, and promoted s sense of clam. It can also be applied to the skin to help clean wounds, and to protect them form infections. Ti can also be used to relax muscles, like back aches, cramps. and sore and tight joints. This oil can be blended with creams a to provide relief form rashes and irritated skin.
Please consulate with your doctor in all case about your health.
Have a berry orange day,