Both German and Roman Chamomile are well known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile has found its way into most modern day drug stores and features in a wide range of products. Especially products meant for babies.
Chamazulene and azulene have been extracted from chamomile by drug companies and put into creams and ointments for irritated skins.
Chamomile is a wonderful herb. It is used in shampoos and hair products for blonde hair, in baby baths and ointments.
For certain individuals with acne, washing their faces with chamomile water helps clear the acne. (It may irritate the skin of some individuals though. Especially those allergic to grass and to plants in the daisy family.)
Taking a bath with 5 drops of chamomile essential oil is a relaxing experience. Especially good for women with Pre-Menstrual Tension or insomnia or suffering from menstrual cramps.
A massage made with 1 drop of chamomile essential oil in 1 teaspoon of a Carrier Oil is a great way to relax. In fact babies with colic feel better with a clockwise massage of the tummy using 1 drop of chamomile oil in 1 tablespoon of Carrier Oil. Alternatively, put some dried chamomile flowers into a small cushion cover and over the baby’s tummy.
That helps too.
Chamomile tea, 1 cup drunk 3 times a day helps relieve a nervous stomach.
Pregnant women should avoid using chamomile essential oil and should not take too much chamomile tea. Chamomile is an emmenagogue. It encourages bleeding.