Chamomile Tea Health Benefits
Chamomile has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and healing medicine. Used to treat wounds, ulcers, eczema, gout, skin irritations, bruises, burns, canker sores, neuralgia, sciatica, rheumatic pain, hemorrhoids, mastitis and other ailments.
Chamomile is widely used to treat inflammations of the skin and mucous membranes, and for various bacterial infections of the skin, oral cavity and gums, and respiratory tract. Chamomile tea has been frequently used as a mild sedative to calm nerves and reduce anxiety, to treat hysteria, nightmares, insomnia and other sleep problems. Chamomile has been valued as a digestive relaxant and has been used to treat various gastrointestinal disturbances including flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, anorexia, motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting.
If you’re going to use chamomile essential oil, remember that it’s meant to use topically on the skin, but not to drink.
People with a hormone-sensitive condition, such as fibroids, or cancers of the breast, uterus and ovaries should avoid using chamomile because it may act like estrogen in the body.