Chamomile
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Chamomile

What

Against stress, remedy in case of bellyache, stomach pain, diarrhea, flatulence, painful menstruation, useful in case of migraines and neuralgias, able to heal wounds, skin irritations, remedy in case of toothache, can lighten and strengthen hair, useful in case of conjunctivitis and inflammations of eyelid.

How

Chamomile is a well known natural remedy. There are different types of chamomile but the most used are common chamomile and Roman chamomile, with very similar properties but Roman chamomile is very rich in essential oils. Let’s see the possible applications of chamomile.

Herbal tea

In case of stress, stomach pain, bellyache, diarrhea, flatulence but also painful menstruation you can try the chamomile herbal tea. Boil water, then remove it from heat and leave to brew one tablespoon of dry chamomile flowers for every cup of water for 5 minutes, strain and drink.

Decoction to drink

In case of migraines, headache and neuralgias prepare a decoction by adding a handful of dry chamomile flowers in one liter of water, boil and let simmer for 2-3 minutes, filter and drink the decoction when it is warm, not hot.

Decoction for external use

It is possible to use the chamomile decoction also for external use. In case of wounds, skin irritations, sunburns and infections it is possible to use chamomile to heal the skin: boil a handful of dry chamomile flowers in one liter of water for 2-3 minutes, then apply the herbal tea, when it is warm, not hot, on the part. With the same process a decoction is obtained that can be used to rinse mouth in case of toothache. In case of inflammations of the eyelid and conjunctivitis prepare a decoction by boiling 5 chamomile flowers in a cup of water for 5 minutes, strain and when the herbal tea is warm soak a gauze and apply it on the eyes. Chamomile decoction can also lighten and strengthen hair: take two handfuls of chamomile flowers for liter of water, boil for 5 minutes, then filter and apply the decoction, warm not hot, on your hair as a hair lotion after the shampoo.

Chamomile essential oil

In case of neuralgias mix one tablespoon of sweet almond oil with 5 drops of chamomile essential oil and massage on the part.
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