German Chamomile flowers are one of the most well-known and popular plants used for medicinal purposes. Dried chamomile is a raw material for infusions and teas, which are used in many ways.
Health benefits: German Chamomile flowers contain a large amount of essential oil rich in vitamins and minerals. In addition to flavonoids or anti allergic substances, it has phytosterols, phenolic acids, spiroether, catechin tannins, polyacetylenes, choline, coumarin and mucous compounds and mineral salts. German Chamomile has muscle relaxant properties, smooth, anti-inflammatory, deodorizing, accelerating wound healing, antibacterial and stimulating metabolism in the skin. It works effectively on cramps and gastroenteritis. German Chamomile can be also used for inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes, as well as for bacterial oral diseases. Tea thanks to the content of flavonoids and coumarin derivatives, improves digestion and bile flow in the bile ducts. German Chamomile drunk after a heavy meal will speed up its digestion, but it will not cause other stomach problems, because it prevents stomach hyperacidity or excessive secretion of gastric juice. Even people with peptic ulcer disease can drink it. It will also help with flatulence because it is an effective carminative agent. Infusion of German Chamomile acts as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, but also suppresses histamine secretion, so it can be used even in conjunctivitis or during allergies, when the body releases histamine. It regenerates the skin with burns, ulcers and skin allergies, and also supports skin healing with adolescent acne. Drinking German Chamomile tea calms body down and makes you fall asleep easier. Thanks to the content of spiroether and coumarin compounds, chamomile infusion will relax and calm the nerves. You can also take a bath with the addition of infusion or spray it on a pillow before going to bed.
Other use: The German Chamomile can be used in the bath as soap and often used for their decorative element in crafts such as candles, and potpourri.
How to make an German Chamomile infusion?
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Put a tablespoon of dried flowers into 150 ml of boiling water, cover and leave to infuse for 20 minutes. Add some sugar and enjoy your healthy treat!
How to make a healthy, relaxing, German Chamomile bath?
Prepare your bath as usual. Then add 50 g of German Chamomile.