Botanical Name: Matricaria Chamomilla
Hindi Name: Babuneka Phal
Common Name: Chamomile, Mayweed, Pineapple weed
Chamomile is a spiritual, medicinal herb that people have used for ages. It is believed its use date back to the ancient time of Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians, who used it for its magical and healing properties. Chamomile is a daisy-like flower. It can be dried and used to make different herbal and natural remedies serving a medicinal purpose. Among other herbal teas, quite popular is chamomile tea, loaded with health benefits and extremely popular brews all over the world. Chamomile has two varieties – German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). The most commonly used is german.
It has been identified to treat various health issues including stomach disorders (diarrhea, indigestion), anxiety, insomnia, mouth ulcers, eczema, hemorrhoids, and much more.
Chamomile flowers contain volatile oils (including bisabolol oxides A and B, bisabolol, and matricin), flavonoids (particularly a compound called apigenin), and other therapeutic chemicals.
- Analgesic (vedanasthapana)
- Anti-inflammatory (shothahara)
- Antihistamine (shothahara) – acts as a benadryl for allergic reactions
- Antispasmodic (shulaprashamana)
- Carminative (vātaanuloman)
- Diaphoretic (svedajanana) – induces perspiration, helps reduce swelling and edema
- Digestive (pachan)
- Febrifuge (jwaraghna) – helps reduce or treat fever
- Diuretic (mutrala)
- Muscle Relaxant
- Nervine (medhya)
- Sedative (nidrajanana)
Chamomile is a wonderful herb having a role in treating stomach troubles and digestive issues. It works to dry up the mucus in the Gastro-intestinal tract, stimulate digestion and expel gas. It is helpful to relieve bilious, digestive headaches.
It is beneficial in treating various ailments including gastritis, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, irritable bowel problems, and various gastrointestinal complaints. Its antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties help relax the smooth muscles lining the stomach and intestine, thereby helping in relieving heartburn, nausea, and stress-related flatulence.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Anti-depressant pills are a short-term relief and not a permanent solution. And they come with their own share of side effects. Here chamomile comes in handy which is a great nerve relaxant and stress reliever. Its aroma has a therapeutic impact on the body, having a refreshing and relaxing effect on the senses.
Chamomile plays a crucial role in fighting the weak immune system. Its regular intake boosts up immunity and prevents common health issues including the common cold.
Helps in Insomnia
Insomnia is a disorder affecting a large scale population due to the increasing stress of work and personal life. Allopathic medication may help but they are addictive. So it’s better to treat the sleeping disorder with natural remedies. As Chamomile has sedative properties and muscle-relaxing effects, it restores peace, calms the mind, and reduces all signs of insomnia.
Chamomile has great benefits for your skin. It helps in maintaining healthy and glowing skin, flushing out harmful toxins from the body. It may prove helpful in treating bruises, rashes, chickenpox, insect bites, sunburns, acne, itchiness (skin irritation), eczema, psoriasis, etc.
Chamomile can help reduce blood sugar levels in, particularly Type-2 Diabetes. It also helps in preventing associated complications like diabetic retinopathy and diabetic nephropathy. It plays a significant role in preventing diabetes as well. `
Chamomile has a protective action on cardiovascular diseases. It maintains normal blood pressure and helps reduce high blood pressure. It also has a blood-thinning effect due to which blood vessels remain healthy and blood circulation improves.
Chamomile soothes and relaxes the muscles of the uterus and relieves menstrual cramps. It also regulates menstruation (artavashamana). It also helps relieve morning sickness during pregnancy.
Great Tonic for Early Spring Stiffness
People usually feel body stiffness during early spring. Herbal decoction of chamomile, lemon, and honey can be really helpful at this time as it warms up your metabolism. Honey stimulates your tongue, raises the heart rate, and warms the entire body. Lemon and chamomile dissolve the inert lymph, reducing the swelling in the lymph nodes and eliminate heaviness and stiffness out of the muscles.
Fights against Cancer
The antioxidant properties of Chamomile make it useful in fighting against cancer and also preventing cancer. It slows down the growth of the cancerous cells and may prevent its spread (breast cancer and leukemia cancer).
- Heals wounds
- Strengthening tonic
- It can help in common dental problems like painful gums, canker sores, gingivitis, and toothaches.
- Relieves pain whether it be muscle or nerve pain. It has an Analgesic effect in Rheumatoid Arthritis as it reduces the intensity of pain.
- It May be used for hemorrhoids
- Relieve colic in infants and children.
- Treat eye inflammation and infection. It may even help treat conjunctivitis.
Why Ayurveda24 Chamomile?
Available with powder of Chamomile
Less dosage – 2 grams a day will be sufficient.
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