Chamomile is a plant that is perfect to make herbal medicine. The essential oil from the plant became very popular for its potential benefits. For many years of testing and research, they’ve found out that Chamomile oil is good for a variety of ailments and conditions. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of Chamomile essential oil & how to use it.
The Chamomile plant belongs to the daisy family. Once you see it you can mistakenly think that they are daisies. The name “Chamomile” has a greek meaning ‘apple of the ground’. Dr. Couic Marinier further explains: “this derives from the intoxicating scent similar to apple that emerges from the soil when you walk on the Chamomile plant”.
The flower of the chamomile contains compounds that possess anti-inflammatory and antiphlogistic properties. Chamomile flavonoids and essential oils penetrate below the skin surface into the deeper skin layers and also act as antiseptic and antibiotic properties that prevent infection.
Anxiety Relief and for Depression
It’s the number one benefit if the calming effect. Study shows that the use of oral chamomile-extract can reduce depression symptoms after eight weeks of treatment. Yet, chamomile essential oil should not be ingested.
Chamomile oil hs been used many years as a natural remedy for insomnia, it has soothing and calming benefits that will give you a good night’s sleep.
The extract from chamomile may help shorten the course of Diarrhea in children as well as relieving other symptoms. It can also help the bowel movement of patients who had a cesarean delivery, their appetite will go back quickly and pass out gas sooner.
Chamomile oil has analgesic properties that can help reduce the pain quickly in muscles and joints. They can also help when it comes to headaches, sinuses, toothaches, and bone injuries.
How to use chamomile oil
Now that we all know the benefits of using chamomile oil, let us now discuss how we can use it safely at home.
As mentioned, inhaling chamomile oil may help relieve a variety of conditions. It has a calming effect that can reduce anxiety and may help you sleep better.
Dilute 10-15 drops of chamomile oil in each ounce of water. Put is in a glass spray bottle and shakes well. A diffuser can be used, it will allow the scent to be evaporated, just make sure to follow the direction of your diffuser.
For Topical Application
Application through the skin can alleviate pains, aches, digestive issues or anxiety.
- In a Lotion – you can add 1-2 drops of the essential oil on your favorite lotion and apply to your skin.
- Bath oil – apply the essential oil with a carrier oil (e.g. coconut oil and jojoba oil) and add to your lukewarm bathwater.
- Oil Massage – before you massage, you need to dilute the chamomile oil in a carrier oil.