Matricaria rectita or common name Chamomile is a group of daisy flowering plant which is widely grown for medical purposes. The plant is native to Europe and Asia but it is grown all around the globe now. The term has originated from a Greek word owing to its apple like smell. Plants are mostly grown in summer season and cultivated within 2 to 3 weeks of time. Chamomile plant is widely used for medical purposes to cure wide range of disorders ranging from inflammation to nervous disorder.
One of the most widely used purpose of this plant is in Chamomile tea which is used by people around the world. Chamomile tea consumption has wide range of healing effects and is considered as an essential part of every herb garden. Presence of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory enzymes makes it one of the best consumption options for people suffering from such problems. Proper blend with other herbs makes it a very powerful option to reduce several human disorders.
The anti bacterial property helps to strengthen the immune system and prevents the human body from bacterial infections. Chamomile petals are mixed in boiled water to produce an aromatic steam that helps patients suffering from sinus infections and asthma. Repeated doses of Chamomile tea is given to patients suffering from insomnia, fever, sore throat etc. It also helps in gastric problems and makes the digestive system stronger. It helps in reducing tooth ache as well.
Consumption of this tea also helps fight against inflammation. The unsweetened or unflavoured tea is used on skin to fight acne and skin irritation caused due to infections. It also relives the skin from bee stings and rashes. It helps in relaxing the face skin by softening it and also removes any sign of swelling, pimples or dead skin. It is also used on skin to prevent it from allergic reactions of cosmetics and beauty products.
This tea has proved to be very effective to reduce stress and tension. Proper regular dosage helps people to relax their mind and have proper sleeping hours. It removes headache and other disorders that may be caused due to severe tension and anxiety. Since it has calming effect so it is often taken before going to bed to aid in a good night’s sleep.
Chamomile has also proved beneficial to relax body muscles. The nicotine enzymes present in tea helps to relax strained body muscles and reduce temporary swelling due to exertion. It is also used in bath to decrease muscle soreness and reduce skin irritation. Proper dosage of it’s tea helps with menstrual cramps and pains.
New scientific researches have proved that this tea contains chemicals that are very helpful in reducing Type 2 diabetes. Tea is also applied on hair after it has been washed to make them smoother and blonde. The anti allergic effect of Chamomile tea makes it highly beneficial for those who have caught viral or allergic infection.
Tea is also considered safe for babies and is given to them in controlled dosage to ease gas pains and soothe a teething baby. There are lots of options that you can add to your tea without any harm to make it suitable for drinking like addition of sugar, milk, cream, honey etc as per your taste.
Recent scientific research has shown that consumption of this tea is equally beneficial for normal human beings as well to make their immune system stronger and help them fight against bacterial infections. Growing and drinking Chamomile tea benefits your overall health and makes your immune system more strong and resistant.