Chamomile ( Matricaria chamomilla , Chamomilla recutita ) one of the oldest remedies in folk medicine .
Blooms from May to September. The main active ingredient of chamomile essential oil is azulene, blue oil, which is very sensitive and easily evaporates. Hence products with chamomile and azulene have blue in them.
It is grown on plantations for commercial use and as raw material for cosmetics , food and pharmaceutical industries. Chamomile has a strong calming effect. It is known to soothe the discomfort in digestion, eases cramps and relaxes the nerves.
Chamomile has amazing healing effect on the skin and lining of the mouth and eyes, soothes rashes, sores and inflammation. On a mild form of burns you can use bandage submerged in tea made from this plant.
Cooled chamomile tea can be used as a mouthwash and to calm eye redness or irritation resulting from conjunctivitis and other forms of eye inflammation. For this purpose, always use freshly prepared tea.
If you use tea daily for mouthwash and throat it can help in healing wounds in the mouth and prevent gum disease.
Beneficial effect against colds if you inhale the vapors obtained by using extracts of chamomile.
Sunburn and skin rashes (such as Eczema) can be calmed with chamomile cream.
Chamomile is one of the most important herbs for skin and hair. Everyone who uses chamomile tea to wash their face or body on the second day they will notice the beneficial effect on the skin, so the skin is brighter, softer, gentler. Chamomile hair rinse leads to soft and shiny hair.
Chamomile causes relaxation and stress reduction. Relaxing effect on smooth muscles of the digestive tract, making it easier to interference with digestion, helps with bowel disease, diverticulosis disorders and other ailments. The effect of chamomile on muscle relaxation can ease menstrual cramps.
Regardless of the fact that this is a mild tea, moderation is important. You should also know that some people are allergic to chamomile. If you’re having rash, heartburn, flushing or tingling stop using it.
Chamomile oil can be made in a very simple way. In a jar or bottle pour fresh chamomile flowers almost to the top, pour the virgin olive oil and close it and keep it on the sun 2 to 3 weeks, then strain into a clean container.
In bath, add 4-5 drops of chamomile oil, or several cups of chamomile tea. Stay in it for at least half an hour. This bath besides relaxing, can provide relief from sunburn and itching and dry skin. The bath can be me just from a few handful of flowers of chamomile that are inserted directly into the hot water.
Tea for everything
Prepared by two teaspoons of dried flowers putted in a cup of hot (not boiling) water. Allow to stand for five minutes, then strain. Drink up to three cups a day, or a cup before bed to relax and sleep. If you want tea applied to the skin or eyes, keep it well chilled, pour it into a sterile container and keep it covered until use.
Tea can be used to rinse the oral cavity and pharynx in case of inflammation. In the treatment of skin diseases, improves the healing of wounds, inflammation and irritation.
It is often used for gynecological rinsing. It is useful for inhalation respiratory colds, allergic rhinitis.
Chamomile and milk are recommended as a remedy for painful menstruation, in the form of liners they are prepared by one tablespoon of chamomile flowers spilling over with 2 dl of hot milk. After a few minutes strain, while still warm, wet the gauze or other suitable cloth and keep the cloth across the stomach.
Tincture against hemorrhoids
Chamomile tincture is a solution of flower heads in alcohol, and is made in the following manner: 10 grams of dried chamomile flowers placed in a dark bottle and cover them with 100 grams of 70-percentage alcohol and leave them to stay for 4 weeks with occasional shaking.
Then strained through a cloth into another dark bottle. This tincture is used in minor injuries of the skin and is used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, healthy hands, and a healthy mouth.
Hot water with chamomile tincture is a remedy for hand’s which reduces cracks in hands and around nails. It is very effective for preventing inflammation in the mouth, throat and lips. It is used in such a way as to put the tincture in a little warm water solution and rinse the oral cavity.