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Manzanilla ha visto aumentar su popularidad en las últimas décadas, pero es una hierba que se ha utilizado durante siglos. Algunos de los beneficios de la manzanilla son que es un antiinflamatorio (analgésico natural, por así decirlo), un tratamiento para los resfriados y las fiebres, se utiliza para tratar las dolencias estomacales y como relajante, tanto para dormir como para calmar el estrés.

Algunas investigaciones

Extensive scientific research over the last twenty years has confirmed a lot of the traditional uses for the plant and recognized pharmacological mechanisms for the plant’s therapeutic action, such as antipeptic (prevention of digestive disorders), antispasmodic (relaxant), antipyretic (reduction of fever), antibacterial, antifungal, and antiallergenic activity.

Cómo tomarlo

El método más común para utilizar la manzanilla es beberla en forma de té. Al igual que con las diferentes hierbas, se puede preparar en varias formas y va a tener diferentes propiedades curativas.

Por ejemplo, los beneficios de la infusión incluyen que es estupenda para relajar el cuerpo y es una gran ayuda para dormir. La hierba alemana contiene espiroéter, un antiespasmódico que alivia los músculos tensos y el dolor menstrual.

As a tincture, which is very similar to making tea, it’s terrific for irritable bowl syndrome and for digestive difficulties. Including bloating, indigestion, colic, ulcers and Crohn’s disease.

Como crema, puede aplicarse a la piel con picores, eczemas y psoriasis.

Hay dos tipos de manzanilla: La alemana y la romana. Ambas hierbas se utilizan indistintamente, mientras que la romana tiene un sabor más agrio. Debido a su acción amarga, es un tratamiento especialmente destacado para las náuseas, los vómitos, la indigestión y la pérdida de apetito.

Esto se debe a que las cosas amargas, como la manzanilla, ayudan a estimular las secreciones digestivas y relajan los músculos del intestino.

Los efectos duran más

A diferencia de algunos suplementos que sólo son eficaces durante un par de horas, la manzanilla parece permanecer en el organismo durante un tiempo relativamente largo. Un estudio de 2005 publicado en el Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry evaluó la orina de voluntarios que bebieron esta infusión todos los días durante dos semanas. Encontraron niveles elevados de hipurato, un antiinflamatorio, y glicina, que ayuda a calmar los espasmos musculares. Dos semanas después de que los voluntarios dejaran de beber manzanilla, las cantidades de esos elementos eran medibles.

Esta es una lista de los beneficios

– Promotes general comfort and relieve stress. Animal studies demonstrate that this herb contains compounds that act on the exact areas of the brain and nervous system as anti-anxiety drugs. Never stop taking prescription drugs, but without consulting with your physician.

– Controls insomnia. Chamomile’s mildly sedating and muscle-relaxing effects can help those who suffer from insomnia to fall asleep more easily.

– Treat diverticular disease, irritable bowel issues and various digestive issues. Chamomile’s reported anti inflammatory and antispasmodic actions relax the smooth muscles lining the stomach and gut. The herb can help to relieve nausea, heartburn, and stress-related flatulence. It might also be useful in the treatment of inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease.

– Soothes skin rashes (including eczema), minor burns and sunburn. Used as a cream or added in oil type into a cool bath, this herb can alleviate the itching of eczema and other rashes and reduces skin inflammation. It could also speed healing and prevent bacterial infection.

– Treat eye discomfort and disease. Cooled chamomile tea may be utilised in a compress to help soothe tired, irritated eyes and it might even help treat conjunctivitis. You can even use the tea bags and place them in your eyes (my mom does this from time to time).

– Heals mouth sores and prevent gum disease. A mouthwash made with this herb can help soothe mouth inflammations and keep gums healthy.

– Reduces menstrual cramps. Chamomile’s believed ability to relax the smooth muscles of the uterus helps alleviate the discomfort of menstrual cramping.

– As a salve (aka ointment), be used for hemorrhoids and wounds.

– As a vapor, may be used to relieve cold symptoms or asthma.

– Relieve restlessness, teething problems, and colic in children.

– Relieve allergies, much like an antihistamine such as Benadryl (but with no nausea ).

– Aids in digestion when taken as a tea after meals.

– Can help with morning sickness during pregnancy.

– Speeds up the healing of skin ulcers, wounds, or burns. Chamomile oil is quite helpful in treating bad burns. Simple rub a little bit of oil lightly across the burnt area once a day. For burns and scrapes you may also brew a strong concoction by incorporating 3 tea bags to a cup of boiling water. When the water warms, dip a cloth into it and use it as a compress on the wounded area.

Cómo hacer té de manzanilla y dónde conseguirlo

Chamomile tea can be made with the herb or as an infusion with other herbs or just green tea. Add 2-3 tsp dried Italian blossoms per cup into a hot cup of water. Allow the character to steep in. Enjoy it with honey. You might also add in your favorite herbs such as cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc..

¿Cuáles son los efectos secundarios de la manzanilla?

As with all herbal products, moderation is the key to preventing adverse reactions. Some of the possible side effects include nausea, so use it with caution if you’re driving or operating machines. High doses can also cause skin or nausea reactions in certain individuals. If you’re allergic to ragweed pollen or have hay fever, you might have difficulty using chamomile.

Using this tea during pregnancy isn’t recommended, since it’s regarded as an abortifacient (a chemical that induces abortion). It’s also not recommended if you’re taking blood thinners, because chamomile comprises a chemical called coumarin (which can be a blood thinner).