Ayurveda has abundant knowledge of herbs which are crucial for health maintenance. In recent years, after the Corona Pandemic people are aware of the importance of Ayurvedic herbs. Even doctors recommended Herbal supplements to boost immunity to stay healthy in Pandemic. Ayurveda has herbs like Tulsi, Turmeric, Rosemary which are multipurpose herbs and they help in many kinds of Common Illness. In this article you will read about the Chamomile herb which is also a Multi purpose herb that helps in many diseases.
|Botanical Name||Matricaria recutita|
|Other Names||Babuna in Hindi, kamilla or scented mayweed,|
|Benefits of Chamomile||It has numerous benefits :- |
1. Helps in Common Cold
2. Good for heart
3. Helps in Diarrhea
4. Helps in Sleep
5. Helps in Diabetes
What is Chamomile ?
Chamomile is considered a safe plant and has been used in many cultures for stomach ailments and as a mild sedative. Some studies, primarily using combinations of chamomile with other plants, show it may have health benefits. However, as with any combination product, it is hard to say that a benefit comes from any one plant.
One product with chamomile and other herbal medicines has been shown to ease upset stomach, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting.
Frequently Asked Questions about Chamomile :-
What does Chamomile do to the Brain ?
Chamomile is widely recognized as a mild tranquilizer and sleep-inducer. It is thought that chamomile may increase brain neurotransmitter activity and thereby have positive effects on mood and anxiety.
What is chamomile called in Ayurvedic?
In India chamomile is known as Babuna. According to Ayurvedic classifications, its qualities are light and dry; its taste is bitter, pungent and astringent; its post-digestive effect is pungent; its potency cooling. It can be used to reduce excess pitta and kapha and balance vata.
Which disease does chamomile cure?
As a traditional medicine, it is used to treat wounds, ulcers, eczema, gout, skin irritations, bruises, burns, canker sores, neuralgia, sciatica, rheumatic pain, hemorrhoids, mastitis and other ailments.
Is chamomile heating or cooling?
Chamomile is commonly associated with sleep but can also be used to cool. This is due in part to its antispasmodic abilities that help relax muscles. In the discomfort of heat, we tend to tense up which can put stress on our muscles. Chamomile helps relax the body so it can loosen up and expel pent up heat
Can chamomile cure anxiety?
The long-term use of chamomile extract significantly reduced moderate to severe symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
Benefits Of Chamomile
Helps in Common Cold
Common cold is the most common human disease. It is a mild viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system. Typically the common cold is not life-threatening, although its complications (such as pneumonia) can lead to death. Studies indicate that inhaling steam with chamomile extract has been helpful in common cold symptoms.
Good for heart
It is said that persons who consume more flavonoids have a lesser risk of death due to coronary heart disease. Chamomile has a good amount of flavonoids, but more studies must be done to validate how useful it is in preventing coronary heart disease.
Helps in Diarrhea
Diarrhea is a loose, watery and possibly more-frequent bowel movements and it is a common problem. It may be present alone or be associated with other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or weight loss.
An apple pectin-chamomile extract may help shorten the course of diarrhea in children as well as relieve symptoms associated with the condition. Diarrhea ended sooner in children treated with chamomile and pectin.
Helps in Sleep disorders
Sleep disorder is a common problem nowadays people tend to even neglect this. A good sleep is very important to stay healthy. Chamomile is widely regarded as a mild tranquilizer and sleep-inducer. Sedative effects may be due to the flavonoid, apigenin, that binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Traditionally, chamomile preparations such as tea and essential oil aromatherapy have been used to treat insomnia and to induce sedation.
Helps in Diabetes
Chamomile improves hyperglycemia and diabetic complications by suppressing blood sugar levels, increasing liver glycogen storage and inhibition of sorbitol in the human erythrocytes. Chamomile extract has shown to be independent of insulin secretion, and studies further reveal its protective effect on pancreatic beta cells in diminishing hyperglycemia-related oxidative stress.
Chamomile has been used as an herbal medication since ancient times, is still popular today and probably will continue to be used in the future because it contains various bioactive phytochemicals that could provide therapeutic effects. Chamomile can help in improving cardiovascular conditions, stimulate the immune system and provide some protection against cancer.
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