Chamomilla recutita is the scientific name for the famous chamomile, a plant of the Asteraceae family that has several codenames, such as: German chamomile, German chamomile, legitimate chamomile, chamomile, common chamomile, macela, margaça-das -pharmacies etc.

It is a well known herb and used by many people to treat digestive problems. However, this herb has other effects on the body. Discover them all and enjoy them!

Chamomile Properties and Benefits

  • Anti-inflammatory;
  • Anti-neuralgia;
  • Antispasmodic;
  • Analgesic;
  • Aperient;
  • Antiseptic;
  • Anti-asthmatic;
  • Antirheumatics;
  • Anti-flu;
  • Anti-hemorrhoidal;
  • Antidyspeptic;
  • Antiallergic;
  • Anti-hysterical;
  • Soothing;
  • Carminative;
  • Healing;
  • Disinfectant;
  • Emmenagogue;
  • Emetics;
  • Emollient;
  • Stomachic;
  • Maturative;
  • sunscreen;
  • Vermifuge;
  • Mild sedative;
  • Sweating;
  • Tonic.

Given this range of medicinal properties, chamomile becomes a plant allied to human health. For this reason it can be used to treat skin conditions such as wounds, sunburn, ulcers and diaper rash.

It is also indicated to eliminate cystitis, infantile diarrhea, colic in general, nausea, nausea, stomatitis and gastric embarrassment. In addition to these beneficial effects, the herb helps to treat uterine and ovarian diseases, migraines, insomnia and inappetence.

How to use this herb?

There are two ways to prepare chamomile tea and there is only this variation because each method is ideal for each type of treatment.

Therefore, when the proposal is to eliminate mouth problems with gargling, the tip is to use 15 g of chamomile flowers in a liter of water. Mix all the ingredients and bring them to the fire, bring them to a boil and then wait for them to cool. Finish by straining and then use for the desired end.

However, if the treatment has a digestive purpose, the recipe is different. To do this, put a tablespoon of flowers in a cup of hot water. Cover the container and let the mixture steep for 10 minutes. Then strain and drink the liquid. Repeat the process three to four times a day and clearly notice the difference.

Contraindications and side effects

Pregnant and lactating women should not use chamomile tea, so that it does not affect the baby’s development or alter the taste and benefits of breast milk.

In addition to these, people who have high sensitivity to various substances need to be aware of the consumption of this drink, thus avoiding cases of allergies, especially related to rhinitis.

Other precautions that must be taken in relation to the use of this natural medicine is taking into account the side effects that may arise after the indiscriminate use of chamomile tea. Among the possible effects are: anaphylaxis, gastrointestinal discomfort, dermatitis, tearing and sneezing.

All these secondary problems can be avoided if the drink made with this herb is indicated by the doctor, according to the patient’s need.