Latin name: Matricaria chamomilla L.
Other names: Wild Chamomile, Scented Mayweed, Whig Plant
For centuries, people around the world have turned to chamomile herbal tea as a cure-all for a multitude of physical and emotional health concerns. Now, thanks to scientific research about chamomile tea benefits, we are coming to appreciate this popular tea in a whole new way. Chamomile flowers are best known for the delicious aromatic herbal tea. Chamomile flowers are widely used as a mild sedative, and is good for insomnia as well as many other nervous conditions. The seemingly endless list of uses for chamomile can all be traced to its effects on the nervous system and digestive system, as well as its anti-inflammatory. Chamomile is valued as an antimicrobial agent. A German study found that the herb inactivates bacterial toxins. Chamomile flowers are nervine and sedative especially suited to teething children and those who have been in a highly emotional state over a long period of time. Except for the small risk of allergy, Chamomile is one of the safest herbs to use.
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