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Chamomile and the Centuries of use

Chamomile and the Centuries of use

Published by Tiffany H. on 16th Jun 2023

Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. It is a member of Asteraceae/Compositae family and represented by two common varieties German Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). The dried flowers of chamomile contain many terpenoids and flavonoids contributing to its medicinal properties.

Chamomile traditionally has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, mild astringent and healing medicine. As a traditional medicine, it is used to treat :

  • Wounds
  • Ulcers
  • Eczema
  • Gout
  • Skin Irritations
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • ect...

Being one of the western world's most widely used medicinal plants. Many people drink chamomile tea for its relaxing properties and calming effects on the digestive system.

Here is a recipe for Tea to make at home: