Chamomile is a plant with excellent calming properties and of which we can benefit not only in the form of an infusion to sip when we feel a little down, but also in many other ways for the care of our body and for the well-being of even the our children. With chamomile both in filters and with dried flower heads, we can prepare DIY remedies even at home without wasting time and money and enjoying all the properties of chamomile.

What are the main uses of chamomile?

Against fatigue

Before going to bed, after a long and stressful day at work, there is nothing better than being able to carve out a moment for oneself in order to relax. Prepare a fairly concentrated chamomile infusion and add it to a bowl of hot water in which, previously, you have melted a tablespoon of baking soda. Place your face on the basin so that you can breathe the steam given off by the hot water, covering your head with a towel. In this way the steam will help your pores to open, the bicarbonate will perform an antiseptic action on the face and the chamomile a calming action. The scent of chamomile will also help you relax.

Against anxiety and menstrual pain

To combat anxiety you can use the essential oil of chamomile, which has excellent analgesic and sedative properties as well as being healing and antispasmodic. If you suffer from severe cramps during menstruation, chamomile essential oil could be a panacea; add 3 drops of blue chamomile essential oil to your herbal tea and sip it slowly. If you suffer from rheumatism or headache you can add 3 drops of chamomile essential oil and 3 drops of blue chamomile essential oil to a tablespoon of sweet almond oil, use this mix of oils to massage your temples or painful area.

Against stomach pain

Thanks to its antiseptic and calming properties, chamomile is a perfect remedy against the stomach pain of adults and children. Prepare a chamomile infusion and sip it slowly. You can also add bay leaves or mallow to boil together with chamomile for a few minutes. If you prefer you can sweeten your herbal tea with a teaspoon of sugar or any sweetener.

Against skin imperfections

Chamomile is bactericidal and healing as well as soothing, so perfect for all those skin blemishes such as pimples, rosacea, eczema, etc. It can be taken for external use in the form of both infusion and oil. The latter can also be prepared at home with a simple "do it yourself" procedure: sterilize a glass jar and fill it with dried chamomile flowers. Add oil (almonds, rice, jojoba) to cover the herbs completely and place the jar in a dark place, perhaps in a cupboard, for 40 days, remembering to place the container upside down. After the necessary time, open the jar and filter the oil with a sieve, it will be ready to be used.

Against conjunctivitis

With conjunctivitis the eyes appear to be swollen and sticky; chamomile may be useful, in the form of a tonic, thanks to its antiseptic and calming properties. To prepare the tonic it will be enough to simply make an infusion of chamomile in which to immerse some cotton disks to be applied on the eyes (always let the infusion cool before using it).

This tonic can also be used for facial cleansing by adding a few drops of blue chamomile oil or lemon juice.

Against greasy hair
Those with greasy hair often have an inflamed scalp with dandruff. To lift your skin and make the shampoo last longer, prepare a chamomile infusion, add lemon juice and baking soda and use it as a last rinse on your entire hair. Leave it on for a while before drying.

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Imon is a food & health blogger. He also loves to work as a freelance writer.