It's common to use chamomile for anxiety, but it's also used as treatment when suffering from:

  • irritation from chest colds.
  • slow healing wounds.
  • abscesses.
  • gum inflammation
  • and skin conditions such as:
    • psoriasis.
    • eczema.
    • chickenpox.
    • and diaper rash.

Chamomile is used as an infusion, in tea, a bath, or as tincture which a concentrated extract mixed with alcohol. You can also get a good dose taking chamomile pills. I love to end a hectic day with a good chamomile tea myself. You see, chamomile can induce a child to sleep and it is also calming to adults. But it's safe to use and doesn't interfere with daily routines at day such as driving a car, or completing other high-focus demanding tasks.

If you experience muscle twitching and tics, you might benefit by using chamomile. Chamomile has antimicrobial properties as well. A research study was conducted and found out that chamomile inactivates bacterial toxins in infections. It inhibits staphylococcal and streptococcal strains of bacteria. Furthermore, when applied topically, chamomile oil has an anti-inflammatory effect. Nice herb, huh?

What Are The Nutritional Content Of Chamomile?

The major chemical compounds present in chamomile include:

  • apigenin.
  • and alpha-bisabolol.
  • other chemical compounds found are:
    • sesquiterpenes.
    • terpenoids.
    • flavonoids.
    • coumarins such as:
      • herniarin and umbeliferone.
      • phenylpropanoids such as:
        • chlorogenic acid.
        • and caffeic acid.

Chamomile Products Available At Amazon

Products containing this herb are easily available at Amazon, and varies from chamomile capsules, seeds, creams, teas, and what not. Here are some of the products you can find there:

  • Chamomile Exquisite Organic Facial Cream with Antioxidants – it is enriched with skin food antioxidants that calms redness and soothes irritation.
  • Mighty Leaf – Herbal Infusion chamomile citrus – a refreshing infusion perfected to curl up with and savor with each sip.
  • Peter Thomas Roth Chamomile Cleansing Lotion Facial Cleansing creams – that nourishes the skin and prevents the skin from dehydration.

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