Herb to Body Chamomile Flowers Whole 4 oz

Herb to Body Chamomile Flowers Whole 4 oz

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Description

Habitat & Cultivation : Chamomile is found in various regions, including Egypt and other temperate areas. The seeds are typically sown during spring or autumn, and the flowerheads are harvested when in full bloom, usually during the summer.

Key Constituents

  • Volatile oil (proazulenes, farnesine, alpha-bisabolol, spiroether)
  • Flavonoids
  • Bitter glycosides (anthemic acid)
  • Coumarins

Key Actions

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-allergenic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Relaxant
  • Carminative

Traditional & Current Uses

  • Digestive problems : Chamomile has a history of use for digestive issues dating back to at least the 1st century CE. Known for its gentle and effective nature, chamomile is particularly suitable for children. The herb is valued for addressing a range of digestive concerns, including pain, indigestion, acidity, gastritis, wind, bloating, and colic. Additionally, it is used in cases of hiatus hernia, peptic ulcer, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Relaxation : Chamomile, containing spiroether, a potent antispasmodic, provides relief for tense muscles and menstrual pain. Historical records suggest that women in ancient Rome frequently used chamomile to alleviate menstrual cramps. Additionally, chamomile flowers are known to reduce irritability and promote sleep, making it particularly beneficial for children.
  • Irritation : Chamomile proves beneficial for hay fever and asthma, with its proazulenes, upon steam distillation, producing chamazulene, known for its anti-allergenic properties. Externally, it serves as a soothing application for sore, itchy skin, sore nipples, and eczema. Additionally, it provides relief for eyestrain, and a poultice can be applied to alleviate sore breasts.

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