Chamomile


chamomile flower

        Chamomile has a long tradition in herbal medicine. It is an essential oil that like these other
three has been said to alleviate stress. Its scientific name is Anthemis nobilis. It has a long
tradition in herbal medicine. Like many of the other essential oils that will be discussed,
chamomile can be used to cure and/or  prevent many illnesses. For years chamomile has
been used in many different ways. The best know use of chamomile has been in herbal
teas. During the second world war chamomile was also used as a disinfectant
(http://www.kevala.co.uk/information/index.html)
         Chamomile oil is distilled from the dried chamomile flower.  The plant is found
primarily in central and eastern Europe.
      Chamomile is a relaxant. It is known as a calming oil and can be used to “ease
anger and strong emotions” (http://www.kevala.co.uk/information/index.html.) Other uses
of chamomile oil include: colic, eczema, hot flashes, sprains, and even bed wetting!!!!
(http://www.angelfire.com/biz/Aromatics/index.html.)
 


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