Matricaria recutita and Anthemis nobilis/Chamomilum nobile are two species in the same genus from the Daisy plant family. Both are gentle enough to use with children, yet, highly effective tools in your herbal remedies kit. A few of the common therapeutic properties include: anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, carminative, analgesic, relaxing nervine, and sedative.
Perhaps best known for their effects on calming the stomach, the chamomiles can be used for colic, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, ulcers, IBS, morning sickness, PMS, and dyspepsia. All of the properties listed in the first paragraph work to alleviate these conditions.
Both Chamomiles are skin-loving (in herbal and essential oil preparations). With their anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, they can be prepared as teas, poultices, compresses, and incorporated into salves to use on eczema, minor wounds, burns, sunburns, hemorrhoids, rashes, and other skin irritations.
Finally, the relaxing nervine and sedative properties have been scientifically proven to have beneficial impacts on depression, headaches, restlessness, insomnia, stress, tension, anxiety, and migraines. A cup of Chamomile tea before bedtime can help you relax so you fall asleep naturally. Likewise, a Chamomile sachet inside your pillowcase creates a pleasant aroma that will also promote sleep.
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