Friday, April 1, 2011

Benefits of Chamomile

ChamomileChamomile flower that already gleaned

The flowers are beautiful and grows wild in countries with four seasons, as well as the unparalleled usefulness of medicinal plants for centuries.

Chamomile is from sunflower family Asteraceace initially be seasonal plants in Europe and Asian countries that have cold weather but has spread widely in North America and Australia.

Although it is a plant that lives wild in the roadsides, farms and vacant land,but now a growing demand, especially in medical, cosmetic and personal care, it has been planted commercially.

There are two types of chamomile that is kind of German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile).Chamomile plants can grow as tall 15 centimeters (cm) to 60 cm. The leaves are long and small groups of two or three leaves in one stem. The flowers produce a wonderful aroma and bitter taste.

Chamomile herba teaChamomile Tea can treat stomach pain

Chamomile is used to treat abdominal pain, colitis, and as sleeping pills (tranquilizers). In addition, as herbal tea, by adding two tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers with one cup tea.To overcome stomach pains advised to drink a tea chamomile every morning without breakfast for two or three months.

dried chamomile flowersSample Dried chamomile flowers

Beside that, this plants are also suitable for skin allergies including eczema, wounds, toothaches, and diaper rash and helps soften skin, in addition to providing nutrients needed for healthy skin.

Chamomile tea is also believed to protect the body against a host of diseases such as fever and cramps during menstruation.In research, they who like to drink this tea produces a substance known as glycine, which relieve muscle spasms.According to researchers at Imperial College London, United Kingdom, Dr. Elaine Holmes,this flowers also act as antioxidants and antimicrobial.

Chamomile is often called the "plant doctor" because it helps growth of other plants growing nearby, especially those producing oil extract (essential oil) such as type of mint plant (spearmint, sage, oregano).

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