Tips for using chamomile essential oil in herbal medicine, home remedies, and aromatherapy

Chamomile essential oil has an aroma that resembles fresh apples. The scent is strong, dry, and fruity. Chamomile essential oil is distilled from the flowering tops of the plant and is often used when treating digestion and sleep disorders. It can also lighten hair color and help relieve muscular pain.

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Chamomile essential oil is relaxing and helps rid the mind of fear.


Chamomile essential oil is a very useful home remedy.

Chamomile is useful in the treatment of arthritis, headache, toothache, and earache pain. It regulates menstrual cycles, relieves PMS, and helps menopausal symptoms. Chamomile soothes the stomach, helps improve irritable bowel syndrome, stops diarrhea, heals colic, stops vomiting, helps improve jaundiced conditions, and improves liver problems.

Chamomile essential oil fights infection and heals the skin.

Chamomile essential oil stimulates the production of white blood cells and helps fight infection. It benefits burns, blisters, ulcers, boils, and wounds. Chamomile helps acne, athlete’s foot, dandruff, herpes, dermatitis, psoriasis, and allergic conditions. Chamomile essential oil is great for the skin. It improves elasticity and heals dry, itchy patches.

Chamomile essential oil is used in aromatherapy.

Chamomile essential oil is relaxing and removes all traces of tension and fear. It stimulates the mind, memory, and respiratory system. In Germany, chamomile is known as the herb that is capable of anything.

* Do not take essential oils internally. Always consult with a healthcare professional before using any herbal remedy especially if pregnant, nursing, or taking other medicines.

Also see Chamomile -- the plant and its uses.

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