Chamomile is an amazing herb that can be used to help treat several different ailment from skin conditions to GI tract issues. Chamomile tea and Chamomile compress are the most typical ways to prepare Chamomile.
Take 2-3 big heaping teaspoons of fragrant dried flowers, put them in boiling water, covered, and let steep about 15 to 20 minutes. Strain and enjoy! The longer you steep the tea, the stronger it will be. If you like your tea a little sweeter rather than bitter, try adding honey.
For a Chamomile tea Compress, follow the same steps you would with making the tea, and then soak a cloth in the mixture. You can do this with the boiled hot water to make a hot compress, or chill it in the fridge for a cool compress. Compresses are fantastic for skin ailments, as the herb has a great anti-inflammatory property to it (such as for treating Rosacea).
Chamomile has been used most commonly to help treat symptoms associated with intestinal cramping, GI upset, and digestive issues. It also helps induce relaxation. If the steam of the tea is inhaled, it can help with hay fever, seasonal allergies, or congestion. Compresses have been used to treat skin and eye infections in many cultures for hundreds of years. Chamomile tea is also used to help treat headaches and migraines, and even menstrual cramps.
There are many uses for Chamomile. It is a very powerful and helpful herb when you are looking for a natural treatment and solution. But before self-treating, please consult your physician for your specific needs.