|Chamomile Health Benefits - Infographic from Dr. Josh Axe|
Chamomile is perhaps best known for its calming effects on the mind, digestive system and skin. We know that chamomile tea, extracts, tinctures and salve has been traditionally used both internally and topically for many centuries as a natural remedy for a wide range of health ailments including the common cold, asthma, rashes, insomnia, menstrual cramps, heartburn and nausea.
Proven Health Benefits
More recently, a growing number of studies are providing evidence that certain active ingredients in chamomile may have therapeutic and medicinal value in various diseases and medical conditions.
Chamomile's anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-depressive, anti-spasmodic, anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory agents have been studied in connection with anxiety disorders, depression, diarrhea, hyperthyroidism, insulin resistance, diabetes, inflammation, sleep disorders, and periodontitis, just to name a few.
The potent antioxidant profile of chamomile renders it one of the most versatile healing herbs known to us.
This infographic from Dr. Josh Axe entitled "9 Chamomile Benefits" briefly explains some of the ways in which chamomile is thought to promote and improve health and vitality.
To read the complete article on these benefits, as well as the history of chamomile, how to buy and use it, possible side effects and cautions and for DIY recipes, please visit Chamomile Benefits: Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Cancer (Dr. Axe).
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