Top 10 uses for Roman Chamomile
The Roman Chamomile plant is native to Western Europe and Northern Africa. These days it’s grown all around the world in different temperate regions. Romans used chamomile as a medicinal herb to fight disease and promote longevity. Its healing qualities spread throughout Europe. And eventually the British brought chamomile plants to North America.
Today, chamomile tea and herbal extracts are sold worldwide for human consumption. One cup of chamomile tea has two calories, two milligrams of sodium and no cholesterol. Chamomile is commonly used for improving many different health conditions.
Roman Chamomile Benefits
High source of anti-oxidants
The main antioxidant components extracted from chamomile flowers are chamazulene and acetylene derivatives. Because these delicate compounds are unstable, they’re best preserved in an alcoholic tincture or essential oil form.
Chamomile benefits start with antioxidants that are associated with better immune function, lower rates of mood disorders, reduced pain and swelling, and healthier skin, hair, nails, teeth, and eyes.
Fights Anxiety and Depression
Chamomile, whether in tea, tincture or essential oil form, is one the best medicinal herbs for fighting stress and promoting relaxation. Inhaling chamomile vapors using chamomile oil is often recommended as a natural remedy for depression and general anxiety, which is one reason why chamomile oil is a popular ingredient in many candles, aromatherapy products, and bath-soaking treatments.
Scents are a direct pathway to memory and emotion. Fragrances, like chamomile, relieve pain and generally affect personality and behavior. Research proves that using oil fragrances is one of the fastest ways to achieve psychological results.
Roman Chamomile is a powerful digestive relaxant that can be used to treat various gastrointestinal disturbances, including gas, acid reflux symptoms, indigestion, diarrhea, anorexia, motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting.
Chamomile benefits include mellowing effects also make it a good choice for pregnant women in order to relax the digestive tract and act as a natural remedy for nausea.
Has Strong Anti-Inflammatory and Pain-Reducing Abilities
Chamomile is sometimes called an “herbal aspirin” since it’s been a popular home remedy for lowering pain for centuries. Chamomile flowers are used alone or in combination with other anti-inflammatory foods to reduce pain, congestion, swelling, and redness. They’re effective at reducing facial swelling, skin irritations, toothaches, pain from infections and underlying issues of inflammation. This is the reason chamomile extract is commonly added to beauty products like facial or body lotions, kinds of toothpaste, and bath soaps.
May Help Fight Cancer
Recently, several studies dug into the anti-cancer activity of chamomile. Evidence shows the positive effects of chamomile stopping cancerous tumor growth and acting as a natural cancer treatment.
In a recent study published by the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, chamomile extracts were shown to cause minimal growth inhibitory effects on normal healthy cells but showed significant reductions in human cancer cells, especially androgen-refractory cells that often lead to prostate cancer.
Because chamomile benefits include both fighting infections and reducing mucus congestion, it’s added to many nasal sprays. Chamomile tea is also a good choice when you’re sick and want to beat a cold, the flu or sinus infection.
Studies indicate that inhaling steam with chamomile extract is helpful in common cold symptoms. Some people even gargle chamomile tea or extract to fight inflammation of the mucous membranes and within the mouth and throat.
Promotes Skin Health
Suffering from breakouts or dry, irritated, aged, red skin? Try using chamomile oil mixed into lotion. Chamomile promotes smooth, healthy skin and relieves irritations thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Chamomile essential oil penetrates below the skin surface into the deeper skin layers of the skin, preserving its youthful appearance, completion and immune defenses. As a traditional medicine, it’s been used for centuries to treat wounds, ulcers, eczema, gout, skin irritations, bruises, burns and canker sores.
Today, we know chamomile benefits and uses go even further — it’s also useful for getting rid of signs of aging like dark spots and fine lines, reducing dandruff naturally, treating chickenpox quickly, and fading scars. Additionally, it makes a great natural diaper rash treatment and can even be used around the eyes to fight infections and sties.
Keeps Gum and Teeth Healthy
Chamomile benefits include the ability to fight various bacterial infections of the oral cavity, teeth, and gums. Chamomile benefits help reduce pain associated with cancer sores, wounds, and toothaches. Plus they fight harmful bacteria that can live within the mouth.
A mouthwash containing 1 percent chamomile extract effectively reduced bleeding in patients with gingivitis. This was likely due to the herb’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities.
May Improve Heart Health
Recently, chamomile has been associated with providing cardiovascular protection. Chamomile consumed in foods is linked with a lower risk of death from coronary heart disease in elderly men.
Recipes and Roman Chamomile uses
Aside from drinking chamomile tea, here some simple ways to use chamomile essential oil around your home:
Aromatherapy to reduce anxiety:
- Diffuse chamomile and lavender essential oils around your home to reduce feelings of stress. They can also help you fall asleep easily.
Heal irritated skin:
- Heal blistered skin by mixing two drops of tea tree oil and chamomile. Apply to the blistered area up to five times per day.
Soothe a sunburn:
- Combine lavender or chamomile oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply it to the skin with a cotton ball to reduce swelling and pain.
- Diffuse chamomile with frankincense essential oil while praying, meditating or reading to increase spiritual awareness and relax your mind.
- Mix a half cup of baking soda, half a cup of vinegar and five drops of chamomile and bergamot oil together. Rub into your muscles and soak in the tub for at least 15 minutes to calm your mind and help soothe muscle aches.
Nighttime face lotion:
- Apply two to four drops of chamomile, lavender, and peppermint essential oil to your temples for a cooling effect, immediate relaxation and help to stay asleep.
- To boost mood and relieve depression, add chamomile oil and rose essential oil to your baths, or inhale the mix and diffuse it throughout your home to improve your mood.
Calm an upset child:
- Help soothe and calm children by adding lavender or chamomile oil to their stuffed animals or blankets.
- Mix two drops of chamomile, sage, basil and rosemary oils. Apply to a warm, moist hand towel. Apply it to the abdomen.
Relieve motion sickness:
Achy muscle rub:
- Mix chamomile oil with eucalyptus, wintergreen and cypress oils with coconut oil. Rub it into sore or aching muscles.
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