This flower helps against burns, convulsions, irritability. Do not cook it or hold in open jar.
CHAMOMILE (Matricaria chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita) or also popular as “Emperor Flower” is one of the oldest drugs in folk medicine. It can be found from May to September. Its flowers are healing. The main active ingredient of chamomile essential oil is azulene, blue oil, which is very sensitive and can easily evaporate.
It is grown on plantations for commercial purposes and as raw materials for cosmetics, food and pharmaceuticals. Chamomile has a strong calming effect. It is known to soothe problems with digestion, relieves spasms and relaxes the nervous system.
In external use, it has healing effect on the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth and eyes, it can soothe rashes, sores and inflammation. You can use compresses dipped in a chamomile tea for the treatment of minor burns. Chilled chamomile tea can be used as an eye wash solution and can calm redness or irritation resulting from conjunctivitis and other forms of ocular inflammation. For this purpose, always use freshly prepared tea. During the day store it in sterile containers.
Daily usage of the tea for rinsing the mouth and throat can help in curing the wounds in the mouth and prevent gum disease.
It has beneficial effect against colds, protects against sunburn, and you can even use chamomile oil while bathing, just gently massage the burning spot. You should always use diluted oil and remember it is not for internal use.
Chamomile cream can also alleviate sunburns and rashes on the skin (such as eczema).
Chamomile is one of the most important herbs for skin and hair. Everyone should use chamomile tea for skin and body care, because you will notice the positive results the very next day. Your skin will be lighter, softer and smoother. Washing your hair with chamomile will result in a glossy and softer, and sometimes even brighter hair.
Chamomile causes relaxation and reduces stress. The relaxing effect smooths muscles of the digestive tract, making it easier for interference with digestion, helps with bowel disease, disorders in diverticulosis and other problems. The effect of chamomile can ease menstrual cramps.
Reheating of chamomile tea is not recommended.
Put one tablespoon of chamomile in a cup and pour boiling water, cover and after five minutes strain the tea and drink it. In order for tea to have a curative effect, it has to be stronger and you should drink it three times a day for a long time, especially in psychosomatic diseases, cramps caused by stress, insomnia and nervous stomach.
Experts however dispute the belief that chamomile can be consumed in unlimited amounts, especially for some diseases or cleansing. Regardless of the fact that this is a mild tea, moderation is important. Also, you should know that some people are allergic to chamomile, so they should not use it. If you have a rash, heartburn, flushing, tingling, or anything like that stop using chamomile.
Chamomile oil is very easy to make. Put fresh chamomile flowers in a jar or wide bottle, almost to the top, pour virgin olive oil and seal the container. Keep in the sun for 2 to 3 weeks, then strain into a clean container.
Tea for everything
To prepare it put two teaspoons of dried flowers over a cup of hot (not boiling) water. Allow to stand for five minutes, then drain. Drink up to three cups a day, or about one cup before bed to relax and sleep. If you want to apply tea on the skin or eyes, keep it well chilled, pour it into a sterile container and keep it covered until the moment of use.
Tea can also be used for rinsing the oral cavity and the pharynx in the case of inflammation. In the treatment of skin diseases, it speeds up wound healing, calms inflammation and irritation.
It is often used for gynecological washing. It is useful for inhalation of respiratory organs against a cold, allergic rhinitis and the like.
Chamomile and milk are recommended as a remedy for painful menstruation and as a coating which is prepared by one tablespoon of chamomile flowers mixed with 2 dl of hot milk. After a few minutes, strain, while it is still warm, soak cheesecloth or other appropriate cloth and hold a compress over the abdomen.
Nice hands, healthy mouth
Hot water with chamomile tincture is a remedy for hand care that relieves cracks on the hands and cuticles. It is very effective for the prevention of inflammatory processes in the mouth.