What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree and have several healing properties. The oils in the plants are made up of very small molecules that can penetrate your cells, and some can even penetrate the blood-brain barrier. These oils are highly concentrated and have a strong aroma and can be used in aromatherapy and their benefits range from mental to physical healing.
What Is Chamomile Essential Oil?
When you think of chamomile, often times you think of chamomile tea. But did you know that chamomile essential oils possess many great benefits for our health. It is the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind and for good reason. Many preparations of chamomile have been developed and used over the centuries.
Chamomile can be used to help calm the mind, treat skin conditions, relieve digestive issues, reduce inflammation and so much more. Let’s find out a bit more of why this herb and its essential oils are so popular.
Benefits of Chamomile Essential Oil
Fights Anxiety and Depression
Roman chamomile essential oil is one of the best essential oils for anxiety. It has been used as a mild sedative to calm the nerves and reduce anxiety. The aromas are carried directly to the brain and acts as a natural mood booster to help promote relaxation.
Reduces Symptoms of Insomnia
Having a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting a full night’s rest? Whatever the situation, you may be in luck thanks to the sedative properties of chamomile essential oils. Chamomile has relaxing properties that promote healthy sleep and can help fight the symptoms of insomnia.
Natural Allergy Reliever
Tired of suffering from seasonal allergies? Thanks to the antimicrobial and antioxidant properties found in roman chamomile it can help relieve those annoying allergy symptoms. When inhaled, it can relieve mucus congestion and irritations. When applied topically, roman chamomile can reduce swelling, and relieve skin irritations associated with food allergies or sensitivity, along with seasonal allergies.
Helps Alleviate PMS Symptoms
Roman chamomile essential oil contains antispasmodic properties that can help soothe symptoms of menstrual cramps, headaches, back pain and body aches commonly associated with PMS. Chamomile essential oil can also clear up acne that may appear due to hormonal fluctuations.
Supports Digestive Health
How many times have you wanted a way to get rid of unwanted digestive issues without having to take over the counter medication? Due to the antispasmodic properties found in Roman chamomile, it has been used to treat or relieve digestive issues such as gas, acid reflux, diarrhea, leaky gut and vomiting. It is especial good at getting rid of gas, relaxing the muscles in the stomach and soothing the stomach allowing food to pass with ease through the intestines. Roman chamomile can also be used internally and topically to get rid of nausea because of its relaxing properties.
Boosts Skin Health
Roman chamomile contains anti-inflammatory properties and when applied topically, it can relieve skin irritation and promote smooth, healthy skin. In natural medicine, it has been used to treat wounds, bruises, burns, gout, ulcers, canker sores and skin conditions such as cracked nipples, ear and eye infections, chicken pox, poison ivy and diaper rash. It also works as a natural remedy for those who have eczema.
Promotes Heart Health
Roman chamomile possesses high levels of flavonoids and is great for providing cardiovascular protection. When taken internally, it has been shown to significantly reduce morality from coronary heart disease. These same flavonoids may also lower blood sugar and can have a relaxing effect on the heart.
May Relieve Arthritic Pain
Suffering from pain in the joints due to arthritis? Add a few drops to your skin topically or to a warm bath the relieve the pain. The anti-inflammatory properties can penetrate deep into the layers of the skin and reduce inflammation that can be causing the pain from arthritis. It can also help reduce the pain in the knees, wrists, lower back, fingers and other problematic areas.
What is your favorite way of using chamomile essential oils? Let us know in the comments below.
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