Monday, August 2, 2010

Chamomile


Whether you drink the tea or use the essential oil, Chamomile is a very useful healing herb.  It is a digestive tonic and a soporific (there's a word for you - it means sleep-inducing).
My favorite Chamomile Tea:
(mainly because it's Zhena's GYPSY tea)

Herbal Tea Uses:
-aids in digestion (neutralizes excess stomach acid)
-relieves headaches (especially those with nausea)
-aids in relieving insomnia
       For Babies and Mommies: 
- safe to use with children over one year of age - 
steep a tea bag and let it cool.  Pour half of the tea into a cup 
and fill it the rest of the way with juice or water.  
This will help your little one's tummy aches, it will soothe teething pain, 
and help them rest.
- safe to use when you are pregnant - 
it will relieve nausea, and provides valuable 
calcium phosphates to help you and your baby grow healthy bones.

Essential oil uses:
*NOTE* the oil is MUCH stronger than the tea.  It takes 25 tea bags to equal 1 drop of essential oil.

-aids in relieving insomnia - I like to put a drop or two on the bottom of my feet, massage in, and then slip on socks.  Very cozy.
-great in a bath to relieve stress
-anti-inflammatory and a sedative
-mild anti-depressant
-relieves the itching of insect bites
Remember to use a carrier oil, such as jojoba, sunflower, or olive (use 1-2 drops per Tablespoon of oil).
If you have any questions, feel free to email me (it's in the contact me section).  Have a lovely day!
jessica

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