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Chamomile

Chamomile

Chamomile, the best-known ingredient in the herbal tea, is much popular in the U.S. It has been used as an amazingly helping and successful traditional medicine to cure stomachs aches and problems as well as calm anxiety. Much popular in terms of the usage, it has been researched a number of times to increase the efficiency as a supplement and treat stomach ailments as well to a great extent. Moreover, its combination with other drugs proves to be more fruitful it terms of health benefits.

Benefits of taking Chamomile

  • Safe plant and traditional drug, used in many cultures from ancient times for stomach ailments and a mild sedative as well
  • It eases up upset stomach, stomachache, heartburn, vomiting, and nausea. In addition, it helps colicky babies when combined with other herbs
  • Mouth rinse from chamomile liquid also relieves mouth sores, which come after cancer treatments
  • It may help in conditions like hemorrhoids, insomnia, anxiety, and diarrhea
  • When applied on the skin, it also helps in treating skin infection and irritation

Natural Sources of Chamomile
Chamomile may be derived from flowers, which is itself an ingredient in herbal tea. Moreover, they are used in its natural form in flavoring foods and drinks.

When should you take Chamomile?
If someone is suffering from skin problems or stomach ailments, then it is advisable to take Chamomile as a regular dosage of around 1000 mg a day. It is also helpful in treating eczema, when used as a cream and is as effective as hydrocortisone. Therefore, it is a natural drug and a useful home remedy for a number of problems ranging from mouth sore, anxiety, stomach ailments to skin irritation, wound healing, skin burns, and a lot more.

When should you avoid Chamomile?
If you are suffering from any health problems already, then use of chamomile must be avoided as it interacts with other drugs and may cause severe health problems.

Quantity to be taken
No standard dose has been prescribed for chamomile. However, studies suggest that a dosage of 400 to 1600 mg per day in the form of a capsule brings benefits to a great extent.  The most common form of taking chamomile is taking it in the form of a tea; it may range from one cup to four cups in a day. Chamomile tea bags are available in the market to facilitate the making of tea in no time.

Expert Tips/Precautions

  • Stop the use of Chamomile few weeks before any surgery
  • Consult doctor for prescription before starting the use of Chamomile