The Chamomile plant, especially in the form of chamomile tea, is an ages old home remedy for settling the mind and improving the body! The leaves of the German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile plants have long been one of the world’s favorite herbal teas and garden herbs for home health care.
Studies continue to find that chamomile has a calming effect upon the mind and body alike, but such studies are limited in scope and number.
Mild side effects are possible, as Chamomile contains a small amount of coumarin and as the plant is related to ragweed.
Health Benefits of Chamomile
Chamomile Tea is found to be excellent for anxiety and is a general anti-inflammatory that can reduce pain and improve overall metabolic function. The plant likewise offers mild antiseptic qualities, and as such a poultice of the leaves can help in wound care. Chamomile’s calming and antispasmodic effects have provided relief to those suffering from intestinal disorders such as Crohn’s Disease and IBS.