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Herbs, Oils & Nature: Chamomile

Chamomile took its name from the Greek word meaning “apple”, a reference to the distinct apple scent when it is crushed. The ancients Egyptians revered the Matricaria recutita or Chamomile for its healing powers that they dedicated it to the Gods – sacred to the Sun God Ra as did to the Teutons, who dedicated to their Sun God, Baldur.

lady smelling chamomile flowers

Recommended by modern day herbalist, for problems including indigestion, mouth ulcers, diarrhea and inflammatory bowel conditions, its popularity still stands tall.

Applied subjectively, a proprietary chamomile cream was shown to be effective as low-dose, over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream for relieving eczema, heal diaper rash, skin irritations and minor wounds.

The ancient people believed that hanging it in your home should protect your house from thunder and lightning.

tea with herbFor a nice soothing afternoon: pour 2 cups of boiling water over 1 tea bag chamomile, 1 tea bag peppermint and 1 tea bag of green tea. Let the tea bags steep for 5-7 minutes. Strain, Drink warm and share with a friend.

 

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