If you wonder what chamomile is good for, and what are the most important chamomile uses for illnesses and how chamomile benefits your health, keep reading.
You will also learn how to make chamomile tea and chamomile benefits for skin, sleep, anxiety and much more.
Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla) is the one medicinal herb that never missed from our home.
Ever since we were kids, my mother and grandmother used chamomile for basically everything!
Chamomile was the go-to natural remedy for a cold, a puffy eye, skin irritations, you name it.
Still up to this day, chamomile tea never misses from my pantry.
There is even more to this wonderful plant that most of us know.
There are a lot of home remedies with chamomile that you can make at home.
Without further ago, let’s get into it.
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The greatest Antiquity doctors, Hippocrates, Dioscorides and Pliny considered chamomile the universal treatment for every condition.
Pliny had full confidence that chamomile was a sure remedy for snake bites, kidney stones and cleansing the woman’s womb.
During medieval times, nuns cultivated chamomile extensively all around the monasteries.
Egyptians praised its healing effects, and they associated chamomile with the Sun god Ra.
Modest in appearance, chamomile has a special scent and miraculous healing powers.
From the times of the Celts to the present day, chamomile has been a viable cure for vaginal discharge and skin irritations.
Chamomile flowers are harvested from May to August.
The best time of the day to harvest chamomiles on sunny and dry weather.
You can dry chamomile flowers in a well-ventilated attic, spread on paper in thin layers.
After they dry, flip them once to prevent mold and rot.
As I was saying, chamomile is a panacea herb, used for its many health benefits.
These are the most important chamomile uses.
In her best-seller “Health from God’s Garden“, naturopath Maria Treben explains how to use chamomile.
She even offers exact chamomile recipes for internal and external uses.
Here are her famous chamomile recipes.
Let’s begin with the famous chamomile tea.
For this, prepare a concentrated chamomile tea. Add 2 heaping tbsp of chamomile flowers in 200 ml of hot water. Infuse for 5 minutes and strain.
You can use chamomile tea externally in 3 ways:
Concentrated chamomile tea is great for eye inflammations, cracked skin, feet fungus and eczema.
Prepare the chamomile tea following the recipe above, but let it steep for 15 minutes. Use this tea to pad the eyes or as a poultice, or use it to wash the affected skin areas.
Make the same tea, but this time boil the chamomile flowers for 5 minutes. By boiling of the chamomile flowers we help them activate their antibiotic effects. You can use this chamomile infusion for hot water skin burns.
Chamomile hair wash is for blonde and brown hair, because it can lighten the color tone of the hair.
Chamomile oil is great if you suffer from:
You can also use it for ear inflammations by adding 2-3 drops in each ear, twice a day.
For the chamomile balm recipe, you need 2 ingredients:
Next day heat up the balm slightly, just to be able to strain it.
Chamomile balm is great for:
This chamomile poultice is especially effective for:
Chamomile inhalations are great for respiratory tract inflammations:
Apply topically on the painful area.
Chamomile wine macerate is good for:
This remedy also neutralizes snake bites.
Drink this combined chamomile tea over the course of a day. Have this tea instead water, preferably.
Chamomile tincture is amazing for stomach problems, especially gastritis, poor digestion. This remedy is also great for UTIs.
Chamomile is a skin nourishing and repair powerhouse, this is why it is very frequently used in beauty products and cosmetics.
Here are a few simple DIY chamomile skin cosmetics, with exact recipes.
Make the concentrated chamomile tea by boiling 4 heaped tablespoons of plant in 1 cup of water). Meanwhile warm up the water and add the honey. Stir continuously. Let the honey water cool off a bit and then gradually add the milk, whisked egg yolk and 40 drops of chamomile concentrate. Mix very well. Pour the cleansing milk in a glass bottle and keep it in the fridge.
Mix the honey and the chamomile infusion until you get a homogenized, thin paste. Apply the paste on the face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Make this chamomile face mask more effective and apply it right after shower. The bath steam open the pores and allow the beneficial goodies in the mask to deep penetrate the skin. The glowing and toning effects of this mask are visible right away.
Juice the cucumber using a slow juicer to preserve the antioxidants. Add 1 cup of how water over the chamomile to make a tea. Let the tea steep for 20 minutes. When the tea is lukewarm, add in the glycerin and the cucumber juice and very well. Pour the skin moisturizer in a glass bottle. As with every homemade cosmetics, the chamomile skin moisturizer needs to be stored in the fridge. The shelf life of this moisturizer is 10 days. Use it to moisturize your skin after cleansing it thoroughly. This skin moisturizer make your skin velvety, glowy and fresh. It is a perfect moisturizer for all skin types.
Heat up milk, and when it starts to boil add the chamomile flowers. Let it simmer on very low heat, and stir continuously for 15 minutes. Do not let it boil. Infuse for 2 hours, then strain. You can store the chamomile makeup removal in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Put the chamomile flowers in a glass jar and pour the oil over gently, until they are fully covered. Close the jar tightly and leave it for six weeks in a warm, sunny place. Strain the oil through a (coffee) filter into a glass bowl, add the beeswax and put the bowl on bain marie. Mix continuously until the wax melts completely, but is not overheated. Pour the liquid mixture into a glass container. For best effects, apply the chamomile face cream in the morning and evening, by gently massaging it into the skin.
Put the chamomile flowers in a ceramic or glass bowl and pour over 1 cup of the boiled hot water. Cover the pot and leave to infuse for 3 hours. Strain by pressing down on the flowers well. Boil the remaining water with the glycerin soap for 10 minutes. Allow it to cool off and then mix it with the chamomile infusion. Add the chamomile tincture. Pour the chamomile shampoo in a bottle and shake well.
This chamomile shampoo highlights the natural blond tones in fair hair. In addition it cleanses the hair and scalp thoroughly. Rinse with water and lemon juice, in a 1:1 ratio.
If you want to lighten up the color of your hair naturally, this natural chamomile shampoo is exactly what you need.
Pour the milk over the chamomile and leave to macerate overnight in the refrigerator. The next day, strain through a gauze, directly into your bathwater. Add the powdered oatmeal in your bathwater too. Bathe for 15 minutes, then wrap a towel without whipping off the water. Apply a natural skin moisturizer on the body while still wet, to help the skin retain all that good hydration.
Grind the oatmeal using the coffee grinder, then the almonds and finally the dried plants. Mix them well unti; you get a homogeneous powder. Add the clay powder to the composition and mix again. Put body scrub in a jar and keep it in the fridge.
This natural body scrub is easy to use.
Take 1 teaspoonful of scrub and mix with as much water to obtain a thick paste. Apply this paste on your skin and massage it with your fingers, in circular motions. Let the scrub on your skin for 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Used daily, the chamomile face and body scrub clears the pores, and make the skin smooth and firmer.
There are no side-effects related to chamomile that we know of. The only drawback is that the body gets used to it easily and thus it can lose its healing qualities if used on extended periods of time.
Needless to say, chamomile is one of the nature’s miracle herbs.
There are so many uses for chamomile and health benefits that we can’t express how important this herb is for natural medicine.
They are modest, yet joyful and happy to serve anyone who needs a remedy.
In European superstitions chamomile flowers are associated with the sun and water. They were used in magical rituals for money, love, inner peace, sleep and purification.
Egyptians had such great respect for chamomile that they worshiped its flowers as deities.
The word chamomile derives from the Greek Chamaimelon that signifies “the apple of the Earth” due to its apple scent.
The shamans of northern Peru used chamomile to chase away the evil spirits, spraying chamomile water from their mouths onto the possessed.
In medieval times people believed that taking chamomile helped you attract the person that you love. Even more, they thought chamomile helps you rid of anger and emotional wounds.
In folk beliefs, chamomile flowers were used for their ability to cleanse the negative energies from a home.
They used to scattered chamomile flowers in every room of the house, including the windows. Then they swiped off the floors towards the front door and thrown out these dark energies.
Due to his cheerful appearance, pleasant smell and medical virtues, chamomile is connected to Venus, the goddess of love. Hence, it is a protector of women. The symmetrical golden disk, curved and hollow inside, is very much alike the cervix.
Words cannot express the healing virtues of this high vibration plant.
Pick chamomile if you have the change, and witness for yourself the miraculous ways it will benefit your health, mind and body.
Stay healthy, naturally!