Chamomile : pretty cure

Daisy - one of the recognizable symbols of Russia.This cute flower summer makes our meadows fragrant, bright and airy.But in addition to the external prettiness daisy - it is also a popular medicinal plant.However, these goals do not fit any daisy.

HOW TO DISTINGUISH FROM chamomile similar colors?

most common flower, pleasing the eye in the orchards and meadows, - daisy .Of all like him daisy flowers - this is perhaps the most beautiful plant.It has a large and long fluffy flower petals. mayweed has several smaller, not such a bright center and does not smell. pineappleweed except pungent smell different from their relatives is very small petals: there are almost none - from afar flower looks like a big yellow center.When looking at the fragrant chamomile gives the impression that someone broke off petals child saying "He loves, loves me not ...".By the way, this kind of chamomile may well be used for therapeutic purposes, although it is slightly inferior to the biological activity of wild camom


For chamomile characterized by: a pronounced sweet ( "apple", "honey") smell, very convex conical middle, enough short white petals, stem branched, and has a number of inflorescences.For self-collection of medicinal raw materials you will help to orient two additional features: firstly, the leaves of chamomile are not flat, they are a bit like a dill - branched thin leaves;secondly, the cavity is found at fault yellow core Flower chamomile.

But, of course, if you do not want to harvest chamomile yourself, you can always buy the finished medicinal raw materials in the pharmacy - chamomile is so popular that there is usually a sale even in the small pharmacy stores.By the way, there you will probably be offered a daisy in filter bags: in most cases it is much more convenient.


Chamomile is rich in biologically active substances which, when used correctly can cure serious diseases.

  • essential oil rich in azulene - the main component of a therapeutic flower.Azulene reduces inflammation, inhibits the growth and spread of harmful bacteria, reduces the severity of allergic reactions.Furthermore azulene chamomile oil also contains coumarins, apigenin, luteolin, and some other valuable substances.
  • tannins.
  • Vitamins C, A and PP.
  • Carotene.
  • flavonoids - natural antioxidants.
  • Minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon oxide.

WHAT ACTION chamomile?

Chamomile - a unique medicinal plant.His decoctions and infusions have effects that are used in various fields of medicine.

  • anti-inflammatory, astringent and antiseptic effect.
  • calming and antidepressant effect.
  • Reduces the formation of gas in the intestines.
  • protects body tissue from the damaging effects of adverse external factors, including radiation.
  • normalizes the digestive system.
  • Several expands the lumen of cerebral vessels.
  • stimulates the functioning of the central nervous system.
  • When topically applied to reduce pain;ingestion may alleviate pain by removing the spasm of smooth muscles.
  • anti-allergic properties.
  • Potogennoe and choleretic effect.

Chamomile is used in isolation, as well as fees and formulations.In combination with other herbs chamomile multiplies its effects, so often, doctors recommend the combination of several phytocomponents as a single drug - Rotokan (composition for topical application), Alor, arfazetin, romazulan and others.

Which diseases DRUGS USE OF chamomile

  • Skin diseases: dermatitis, seborrhea, allergic skin reactions, burns, ulcers, abrasions, festering, itchy insect bites.The damaged areas of the skin is washed with a decoction or infusion, make lotions.A decoction of chamomile are added to the water for bathing newborns - to prevent inflammation and eliminate irritation.
  • Diseases of the digestive system:. gastritis, cholecystitis, enterocolitis, flatulence, chair disorder (diarrhea), goiter, proctitis - chamomile are used for oral administration, as well as in the form of enemas.
  • In dentistry: as a rinse and lotion for stomatitis, gingivitis.
  • viral and bacterial respiratory diseases: rhinitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis.
  • In gynecology: painful menstruation is taken orally for antispasmodic action;inflammatory diseases of the vulva and vagina are used locally.
  • In practice of Eye Diseases: eyewash conjunctivitis, blepharitis.
  • In bronchial asthma and other allergic diseases - as a complementary drug.
  • in urology: as an adjunct to the prostate, cystitis, glomerulonephritis, prostate adenoma.
  • In cosmetology: for the treatment of acne, rosacea, irritation in response to exposure to dust, wind and cold;as a means of cleansing the skin and stimulates its restoration.chamomile preparations soften the skin, and in combination with other components have protivotsellyulitnye action.When applied to the scalp Chamomile strengthens the hair, prevents damage, with light hair get a nice golden color.
  • Aromatherapy: treatment of sleep disorders, migraine, asthma, bronchitis, influenza, cystitis, irritability in children and adults, with fatigue.

HOW TO MAKE a formulation of chamomile?

To prepare the infusion take 1 tablespoon (or 1-2-filter package) dry raw chamomile and pour it 150-200 ml of boiling water.For infusion wrapped or placed in a thermos and leave for 1 hour.filtered if necessary.

If you need broth , the dried flowers have to cook, but not in the fire, and in a water bath.Puts 1 tablespoon of raw material in a container, pour boiling water in a volume of 200 ml.Capacity put in a pot of boiling water on a small fire, all that covers the lid and simmer for half an hour.Water bath liquid drug feedstock boils, and this prevents the complete destruction of biologically active substances.Filter the mixture can be immediately or after cooling.

Tincture - alcohol composition of chamomile.To obtain it using 200 ml of vodka (40-degree alcohol) and 1-2 tablespoons of dry raw material of chamomile.Insist 10-14 days, then filtered and kept refrigerated.

Chamomile oil - concentrate nutrients.Ready chamomile oil can be bought at a pharmacy or order online.For massage and application to the damaged skin 5 drops chamomile oil was dissolved in 10 ml of base oil (for example, a conventional vegetable oil).For therapeutic, aromatic bath per procedure using half teaspoon chamomile oil.During the aromatherapy aroma lamp add 4-6 drops of oily drug.Often, chamomile oil is used together with other essential oils.

UNDER NO CONDITIONS contraindicated camomile?

absolute contraindication to the use of chamomile is allergic to this plant.Allergy sufferers should be aware that if they have an intolerance of tansy, wormwood, yarrow, arnica, and then on chamomile should be abandoned because of the high risk of allergic reactions.

Some conditions require prior consultation - here before using chamomile preparations you need to consult a doctor.It:

  • pregnancy;
  • age younger than 3 months;
  • anatsidny gastritis (low gastric acidity);
  • heavy menstruation;
  • mental disorders - except neurotic diseases.

Use natural pharmacy: it is inexpensive, pleasant and efficient!However, remember that chamomile and other herbs - is not a panacea, but only effective help to our body, so do not neglect your doctor.


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