What is chamomile used for, appearance of the plant, type of leaves and flowers, medicinal properties and beneficial effects brought by its use as herbal tea or decoction.
What is chamomile for
It is a plant with taproot roots, equipped with various stems that start from the base and, going up, are quite branched.
The height of the chamomile plant varies between 50 and 80 cm, depending on whether it is spontaneously born or cultivated specimens.
With very high aromatic qualities, the leaves are oblong, with bipennatosetta or tripennatosetta lamina, and have linear lacinias of very small width.
The external flowers appear with the white ligula, while the internal ones are characterized by being tubular and with a yellow corolla.
About the spread, this floral species, widespread especially in Europe and Asia, grows spontaneously in the meadows, especially in the open countryside.
As for its beneficial properties, chamomile has a double action, promoting the digestive process and acting as an antispasmodic sedative on the nervous system.
Calming properties are used against trigeminal and sciatic neuralgia, as well as to relieve toothache and stomach cramps, gastritis and enteritis.
Externally it can be used for sedative applications in various parts of the body, on wounds and on boils.
To prepare an infusion consider about a tablespoon of chamomile flowers per cup, to be immersed in boiling water for a few minutes and to be filtered before drinking.
Another very common use is that which involves the creation of an effective decoction to wash blond hair, considering about 100 grams of chamomile flowers for every liter of water, to be boiled for about twenty minutes.