Chamomile grows wild infields and along roadsides, and it is cultivated in gardens. it reaches a height of about 40 cm and its daisy – like flowers have an aromatic scent. the dried flowers have a strong smell and bittery taste. Chamomile is used in infusion, capsules and solutions. it is also a component of many pharmaceutical preparations and body and hair care products.
Chamomile as been used for centuries as a medical plant, mostly for digestive disorders. it is also a mild sedative, calming the nervous system. the plant’s anti- inflammatory and antispasmodic properties make it a good remedy for stomach aches and period pains. it also eases bloating due to excessive wind.Since it has muscle relaxing properties, a cup of chamomile tea after a hard day’s work can relieve stress too.
Chamomile tea can be taken on a regular basis in proper amounts as it can help you sooth down the pains from stomach ulcers. If you have gone through an operation following a stomach stone formation, then having chamomile tea after having food or as directed by your physician, can help you stay away from re-formation of stones.
Chamomile has anti-bacterial properties. It therefore increases the immune power of a person. Chamomile tea taken during cold and cough helps a person recuperate from it faster.
from: Nature’s Medicine