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47 Amazing Benefits Of Chamomile

 

Chamomile

 

Chamomile Tea (Asteraceae/Compositae) is the oldest medicinal herbs known to man. There are 2 types of chamomile tea which are German Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) and Roman or English Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Chamomile contains various bioactive phytochemicals such as flavonoids, coumarins, sesquiterpenes and polyacetylenes which are considered the most important constituents.

For many years chamomile has been sipped as a tea and is known for aiding in stomach aches and for its relaxing effects. There is much more that chamomile combats with its medicinal ingredients. The Medicinal ingredients are extracted from dry flowers by using a  water ethanol or methanol as solvents and corresponding extracts are known as aqueous, ethanolic (alcoholic) and/or methanolic extracts.

The traditional use of chamomile has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, mildly astringent and healing medicine.

Chamomile Aids in:

  1. Wounds
  2. Ulcers
  3. Eczema
  4. Gout
  5. Skin irritations
  6. Bruises
  7. Burns
  8. Canker sores
  9. Rheumatic pain
  10. Hemorrhoids
  11. Neuralgia
  12. Sciaticamastitis
  13. Diaper rash
  14. Eye infections
  15. Cracked nipples
  16. Chicken pox
  17. Ear disorders
  18. Eyes from blocked tear ducts
  19. Conjunctivitis
  20. Nasal inflammation
  21. Poison ivy
  22. Inflammation of the skin
  23. Inflammation of Mucous membranes
  24. Bacterial infections of the skin
  25. Orally for gums and cavities
  26. Respiratory
  27. Calm nerves
  28. Treat hysteria
  29. Reduce anxiety
  30. Nightmares
  31. Insomnia
  32. Digestive Relaxant
  33. Aids in gastrointestinal issues
  34. Flatulence
  35. Diarrhea
  36. Indigestion
  37. Motion sickness
  38. Nausea
  39. Vomiting
  40. Colic
  41. Croup
  42. Fevers in children
  43. Uterine Tonic
  44. Back pain
  45. Bedsores
  46. Stomach cramps
  47. Arthritis

Traditional Medicinals Organic Chamomile Herbal Tea has been used by myself for many years. It really does help stomach aches and is helpful to me for getting to sleep at night. If you’d like to purchase some you are more than welcome to click here. It is USDA certified organic and is very tasty.

http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=107&pid=33&gid=000232

http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/german-chamomile

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881461201309X

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232810746_Nutrients_phytochemicals_and_bioactivity_of_wild_Roman_chamomile_A_comparison_between_the_herb_and_its_preparations

 

 

 

Sleep

It’s NOT just about eating healthy and exercise

Sleeping

It’s about a good night’s sleep, as well.  With many years as a sleep consultant, adequate sleep is about a healthy lifestyle. Did you know that without sleeping well, you can jeopardize your health? Without proper sleep, your body can become unhealthy and these things can include high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, heart attack, heart failure or stroke.

Sleep is beneficial for improved memory, curbing inflammation, creativity, performance, focusing, having a healthy weight, lowering your stress levels, living longer, helping you avoid accidents, depression, eye bags and dark circles.

You spend one-third of your life sleeping.  It is so imperative, you don’t even realize.  It’s not about what feels right, it’s about what support level you need, firm, medium or soft. Let me try and explain.  Back in the day, they taught us that a firmer support mattress was better for us.  However, you wonder why your hips and shoulders hurt or that your hands go numb or fall asleep? The mattress is too firm! Yup, basically, if you’re a side sleeper and your hips hurt or your hands go numb and/or fall asleep, your mattress is too firm. Go figure!  That is when you are sleeping your deepest. That doesn’t mean, I am suggesting you purchase a super soft mattress either.

Stanford University conducted a test and they found that the main reasons we toss and turn at night are because of our pressure points in the shoulders and hips.  Also, heat dissipation and an improper pillow can be a culprit as well. And when you toss and turn you are not in deep REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep.

If you have sleep apnea, hiatal hernia, acid reflux, bad circulation, snoring, back pain and/or a C-Pap machine then I suggest getting an adjustable base so that you can elevate your head and/or feet to help with any of these issues.

Are there mattresses online for sale? Absolutely! I would never purchase one this way, though. I ‘d want to feel it and lie on it for at least 10 to 15 minutes, to make sure my hips, shoulders or back didn’t hurt. And just because someone else likes a particular mattress or suggests one for you, doesn’t mean it is right for you. Everybody has different needs depending on age, weight, ailments, etc.

Your body needs good support.  I’ve always said that “Shoes and beds are where I spend my money”.  Think about it, we are talking about your whole skeletal system.

So just remember a healthy diet and exercise are important, but sleep is, as well.