The health benefits of chamomile flowers, its medicinal uses and the side effects resulting from it




 Chamomile is a type of flower that has many health benefits, and has been used for thousands of years.  The benefits of chamomile are due to the fact that it contains good amounts of antioxidants that have wide medicinal properties.  It is used either in the form of chamomile oil as a topical treatment, or by brewing dried chamomile flower tea to give a centralizing effect.

 Health benefits of chamomile flowers:

 Chamomile tea has been known for many medicinal uses, in addition to its distinctive taste and refreshing aroma.  The health benefits of chamomile are mainly due to its richness in antioxidant compounds, such as phenolic compounds, especially flavonoids, which include apigenin, quercetin, and patolitin, in addition to glucoside.

 These compounds work to combat free radicals that damage the body.  In addition to the following medicinal uses:

 Prevention of anxiety, stress and depression:

 Chamomile oil is one of the best medicinal oils to combat stress and help relax.  Inhaling chamomile steam is an effective way to overcome anxiety and depression in general and calm the nerves.

 Treatment of insomnia and sleep disorders.

 Promote digestion:

 Including indigestion, stomach acid, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.  In addition to cases of colic in children or constipation and stomach pain.

 Reducing the symptoms of dysmenorrhea and menstrual pain.  In addition to treating muscle spasms.

 Anti-inflammation and decongestion:

 Chamomile flowers are characterized by their effectiveness in fighting infections and relieving congestion caused by the accumulation of mucus secretions, so it is usually added to many nasal spray preparations to treat congestion.

 Chamomile tea is the best choice for treating colds and flu.  Inhaling chamomile steam helps relieve symptoms of colds, and cases of upper respiratory congestion.  Some individuals also use chamomile tea as an oral gargle to treat infections of the mucous membranes in the mouth and pharynx.

 Treating rheumatoid arthritis and relieving rheumatic pain.

 Promote skin health and freshness:

 Adding a few drops of chamomile oil to the daily skin cream gives a softening effect to the skin, and helps prevent skin irritations and allergies, in addition to its anti-inflammatory properties.

 The antioxidants in chamomile can penetrate the surface of the epidermis to the inner layers of the skin.  Which helps in improving the appearance and freshness of the skin and boosting immunity.

 Acne treatment and concealment of spots and pigmentation:

 Chamomile tea is used topically to unify the skin tone and reduce and treat acne scars, due to its richness in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

 Prevention of wrinkles:

 Chamomile is useful in delaying the manifestations of aging and early wrinkles, due to its richness in antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals that damage all cells and tissues of the body, including skin cells.

 Treatment of dark circles under the eyes:

 In the case of using chamomile tea conditions, do not throw the tea envelope after preparing it, but it is recommended to cool it and then apply it topically in the place of dark circles under the eyes.  Especially after a light massage or massage around the eye.  Where it works to reduce dark circles under the eyes, and gives a natural and quick luster to the skin.

 Maintaining oral and dental health:

 Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of chamomile flowers, it can fight bacteria that cause gum disease and oral health in general.  It also relieves toothache and eliminates bad breath.

 Promote heart health:

 Chamomile flowers have protective properties for the cardiovascular system.  It contains a high percentage of flavonoids that reduce the risk of heart disease.

 Promoting the health of diabetic patients:

 Research and studies have shown that chamomile tea helps in lowering blood sugar levels and regulating the amount of the hormone insulin in the blood.

 Hair strengthening:

 The chemicals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory present in chamomile help in strengthening hair, improving its appearance and vitality, and treating scalp irritation and dandruff.

 Treating some skin problems:

 A traditional remedy for chamomile is its use to heal wounds, eczema, bruises and ulcers.  In addition to its effective role in relieving the symptoms of smallpox and accelerating its recovery, in addition to relieving diaper rash and accelerating the healing of wounds and ulcers.

 Strengthening the body's immunity and preventing cancer.

 Forms of use of the chamomile plant:

 You can use chamomile in several forms, whether as an essential oil or powder, or prepare chamomile tea from dried flowers. The type of chamomile you use is chosen based on the health problem.  For example, for its calming effects, chamomile tea is the most widely used and widely used option.  You can also inhale chamomile steam to relieve stress and relax.  But if you want to get the benefits of topical chamomile for the skin, use chamomile oil, and add it to any other preparation, whether cream or emulsion. Chamomile oil is used topically, but it should not be consumed.  And if you want to use it, it is preferable to apply it on a small area of ​​the skin for fear of allergic reactions.  As for individuals who suffer from spring allergies (seasonal allergies), chamomile should not be used.

 The best way to prepare a cup of chamomile tea:

 Add 2-3 teaspoons of dried chamomile flowers to a cup of boiling water. Let it boil for a few minutes until its fresh aroma and color appear. Then filter the tea and add a little honey to taste.

 Complications from consuming chamomile:

 The pollen contained in chamomile flowers may cause allergic reactions.  It may also interfere with anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners). Chamomile tea is considered safe and does not cause any side effects, especially if it is taken in moderate doses (2-3 cups per day). But for pregnant women, chamomile should be taken with caution because it  Stimulates uterine contractions, and increases the risk of miscarriages and premature birth.

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