Chamomile: Main Properties and Medicinal Benefits

The advantages of consuming this plant

Its use has a very old origin, especially in the form of infusion, widely consumed in the world, especially for its soothing and digestive properties.
The ancient Mexicans used chamomile to treat digestive disorders, such as vomiting, gastritis, dysentery, indigestion, colic, bile and stomach infection.
Highly recommended for various physical ailments, very effective its use in infusions or applied in the form of poultices or baths and also in pills and drops.

Next we will see the main properties and benefits of chamomile and how to use it according to the physical disorder.

On the other hand, the active ingredients of chamomile to treat various ailments, are in its dried flowers, which also have use as aromatic.

Properties and benefits

For good digestion

When we feel that we have not digested a meal well and have discomfort, the properties of chamomile are very helpful, especially to relieve abdominal pain and indigestion.

Calms and reduces anxiety

Another of the properties of chamomile are its powerful soothing properties. Then, an infusion of chamomile, can help calm our mood, in situations of stress.
Therefore, its best use is at bedtime, as it has properties that help you fall asleep.
In this way, *chamomile calms the digestive system, as well as the nervous system, and can be a great relief for people under stressful situations. Therefore, chamomile helps reduce stress levels, thanks also to its sedative effects.

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Likewise, it helps control diabetes

Chamomile can also be used to help control some metabolic diseases, such as diabetes.
Therefore, daily consumption of this herb as an infusion can help control the amount of blood sugar (GI).

Strengthens the immune system

Chamomile can reduce infections of the digestive tract and benefit intestinal flora. This helps reduce abdominal swelling. In this way, the properties of *chamomile, protect and strengthen the immune system, preventing infectious diseases and attenuating inflammatory conditions.

Helps treat wounds and impurities of the skin

Chamomile is composed of phenolic and tannin compounds. These help slow cellular aging and promote the production of collagen, which is very important for skin healing. Also as a mild antiseptic; to treat gout, herpes, skin conditions and rheumatic pain.

Relieves menstrual cramps

It has good soothing effects at the digestive level, in addition to being a good anti-inflammatory and analgesic. This helps control menstrual cramps. To reduce premenstrual and menstrual symptoms, you can take an infusion of chamomile from the third week of the menstrual cycle.

See also: “Chlorella, Properties, Benefits and Uses

Other uses of chamomile

To lighten hair

Frequent applications of chamomile essential oil, can lead to a soft blonde color.

For toothache

Place a cloth dipped in the hot chamomile infusion over the toothache area.

For the eyes

Chamomile infusion, applied in the form of poultices or baths, is used for eye irritation, conjunctivitis or eye fatigue.


Chamomile infusions also help relieve migraine and less severe headaches.

For asthma and the flu

mixed with mint works for this disease, in infusion.

Chamomile preparation mode

There are two ways to prepare an infusion of chamomile: with the dried flowers of the plant or in tea bags.
Using the flowers: boil a glass of water and place in it about two teaspoons of chamomile flowers. Then let stand 10 minutes, and then with a strainer, separate the clean liquid from the infusion. Other medicinal herbs can be added with *chamomile, such as mint or fennel, to enhance its benefits.

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