Chamomile is used primarily to treat stomach cramping and pain, including menstrual cramping and diarrhea. Aside from the treatment of aches and pains, doctors and researchers have found that chamomile can be used effectively to treat skin and eye problems, mood disorders, and even the flu.
For stomach problems, prepare a soothing chamomile tea using a mixture of one ounce of chamomile, two thirds of an ounce of peppermint, one ounce of caraway seeds, and two thirds of an ounce of angelica. For a cup of tea, add one teaspoon of this mixture to one cup of hot water. Steep for 10 minutes, strain, and drink.
For skin problems, prepare a healing chamomile tea using a mixture of one ounce of chamomile, one ounce of dandelion, and two thirds of an ounce of fennel.
For a cup of tea, add one teaspoon of this mixture to one cup of hot water. Steep for 5 to 10 minutes, strain, and drink. This tea helps stimulate metabolic activity that aids in the healing of inflammatory skin conditions.
Chamomile is mild enough for everyday use, and almost everyone can enjoy it—unless you have a ragweed allergy, in which case it should be avoided.Nutritional Facts
One cup of brewed chamomile herbal tea provides 2 calories, 0.5 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 0 g fat, 0 g dietary fiber, and 2 mg sodium.