The Chamomile flower has traveled so far back into our ancient civilizations that the ancient Egyptians dedicated this delicate flower to their Sun God and held it above all other herbs for its healing qualities. In today’s day, and age it has become one of the most widely used flowers for herbal tea. It is an analgesic (pain reliever) as well as an antispasmodic (calms nerves). This highly respected flower’s oil has been said to be one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory essential oils in aromatherapy. It also has a way about reducing a fever with its high azulene.
The High azulene content is what causes the German Chamomile to have that beautiful blue color. It can be used as a mild sedative and is good for insomnia as well as many other nervous conditions. The sedative properties can help soothe teething children and those who have been in a highly emotional state over a long period. Chamomile essential oil has such a sedative action it is known to have a soothing, tranquilizing, and calming effect upon the mind and emotions. It is especially beneficial for treating migraine or nervous headache and other stress-related complaints. It helps relieve nervous tension and anxiety. . It has an antispasmodic effect that is highly effective for soothing abdominal or period cramps as well as nausea.
A cup of Chamomile Tea is an excellent way to relax after a busy day. Chamomile Tea can be used in the evening as a relaxing herb tea because of the natural sedative properties. Drinking the tea after dinner also aids the digestive system, eases indigestion and can soothe the stomach.