Heřmánek tea benefits have been known for centuries. Chamomile looks somewhat like a daisy with its white petals and yellow disk florets. The flowers have a strong odor and blossom in the early to mid summer months. It’s located in populated ares of Europe, Asia, North America and Australia nearby roads, landfills or in cultivated areas as a weed. It has other names such as: Wild Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile and Ananas Weed.
The word chamomile comes from Greek origin, meaning “earth-apple on the floor”. It’s so called on account of the sweet, apple-like, fragance of the plant. Chamomile tea has a gold color and flavorful, fruity, taste.
There are two plants that fall under the chamomile name: Matricaria recutita, (German chamomile) and Chamaemelum nobile, (Heřmánek římský). German chamomile is an annual plant while Roman chamomile is a perennial. Both come from various species of chamomile plants but they are very similar in look and are used properly to deal with similar conditions.
Health Benefits and Uses
- Medicinal, Skin Care, Hair Care, Aromatherapy.. the health benefits of tea could be numerous! Chamomile is antifungal, antifbacterial, anti-microbial, antispasmodic, anti inflammatory and contains antioxidants advantages.
- It alleviates: sore stomach, irritable bowel syndrome, colds, heartburn, menstrual cramps, muscle spasms, back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, asthma, sinus infections, toothaches, insomnia and much more! Chamomile tea is full of quertin, ( a phytochemical giving color to fruits and veggies ). It combats damage caused by free radicals. Glycine, an amino acid of chamomile, helps to maintain a healthy nervous system. With a hint of lemmongrass, chamomile tea can soothe the nerves, relieving tension and anxiety. Drink chamomile herbal tea before going to bed and fight insomnia. It’s a caffeine-free beverage with a relaxing, fruity, taste.
- Chamomile helps speed the recovery time of minor wounds, reduces skin damage due to free radicals, (wrinkles, fine lines), lightens skin tone, soothes burns, soothes skin irritations, (hives, bee stings, acne, scratches ), reduces dark circles under eyes, reduces under eye swelling and swelling and is helpful for sensitive skin. It’s, exceptionally, effective skin healing, purifying and antioxidant properties demonstrated to assist in acne and acne scar reduction. It helps to eliminate blackheads and supply acne relief. Chamomile alleviates skin ailments, including the gums and mouth. It’s used in mouthwashes or for gargling.
- Chamomile tea combined with powdered milk is an exfoliating paste for sensitive skin. Place cooled chamomile tea bags, under eyes, to decrease puffiness. Roman chamomile and Blue chamomile essential oils have skin healing properties. Blue chamomile essential oil has a high content of azulene which conveys a blue colour. This chamomile comes from the German chamomile plant. Some Blue chamomile were bred for medicinal products only. Chamomile can be used in commercial and homemade cosmetics, soaps, skin care creams, lotions, facial masks and much more!
- Use chamomile in homemade skincare products and homemade soap . Roman chamomile infusion can be mixed with other natural ingredients, such as aloe vera, rosemary and pineapple, for a pure homemade face cream. It may provide soft and skin care skin replenished with moisturizing, natural, healthy, nutrients. Chamomile can be used for making homemade soap. Blended with soap making oils, chamomile can help provide a homemade acne treatment and soothe dry itchy skin.
- Chamomile is usually used as a component for blonde hair treatments. It lightens and brightens hair, slowly, when used as a rinse. It provides golden highlights to brown hair with continual use. Chamomile can be seen in commercial or home made shampoo. It strengthens hair and helps to repair split ends. It can help to maintain balance between dry and oily scalp conditions.
- Roman and Moroccan chamomile essential oils are used for aromatherapy benefits. Moroccan chamomile isn’t from a genuine chamomile plant. It’s used mainly in perfume blends and for aromatherapy. Roman chamomile essential oil is used for its skin healing properties in skin care products and for aromatherapy. Calm nerves by inhaling fresh or dried chamomile, also.