Chamomile is considered a classic cure-all natural remedy that has been prized since ancient times for its medicinal properties and ability to treat a range of ailments. This annual, with daisy-like flowers, has a sweet smell and thrives in the sunshine. It be found in temperate climates around the globe. The flower is traditionally used in tea but it can also be found in salves, perfumes, and cosmetics. Chamomile’s anti-inflammatory properties help heal cuts, excessive acne, rosacea, and soothe other skin irritations.
There are many known health benefits of chamomile including:
- Easing muscle tension
- Soothe stress and anxiety
- Alleviate digestive problems
- Relaxing nerves and menstrual cramps
- Relieve congestion and cold symptoms
- Boost immunity
- Reduce inflammation
Chamomile has a calming effect when incorporated into a tea. Clair’s Teas of Joy combines valerian, skullcap, and chamomile in its Relax & Sleep tea. The chamomile has a comforting effect by easing muscle tension, soothing stress, and helping you relax. The Relax & Sleep tea helps encourage the body to unwind and drift off to sleep so you can awaken reenergized. To learn more about chamomile and the power of our other herbal teas, visit Clair’s Teas of Joy.
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