How To Treat Stomach Aches With Chamomile

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Benefits of using herbs to treat or find relief in certain ailments have been known for ages. One of the super herbs is the delicate Chamomile, widely known and used as an universal remedy.

Some of the oldest proofs of people using Chamomile to treat health conditions is recorded in the Ebers medical papyrus, 1550 BC. The Ancient Egyptians dedicated this herb to their gods and it was basically a good way to find relief from acute fever. While, all over the world Chamomile was used in various purposes, it wasn't until the Middle Ages and the invention of the printing press in the 17th century, that the herb started to be widely known for its amazing healing properties.

There are two plants commonly called Chamomile, however one seems to be more effective in dealing with stomach disorders (German Chamomile - Matricaria recutita), while the other one is more beneficial in skin treatments ( Roman Chamomile - Anthemis Nobilis).

Chamomile's special features include substances that are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-anxiety and anti-allergenic. On top of that, the herb also has sedative properties. Basically, the
herb's healing properties are produced in its flowers. These contain highly effective volatile oils, such as Bisabolol and Matricin, as well as flavonoids, like Apinegin.

- Bisabolol is used to help accelerate the healing process of your skin and it is particularly effective with sensitive skin types.
- Flavonoids are found in herbs, legumes, grains and nuts. These help protect blood vessels from rupture and enhance the level of vitamin C in the body.

Primarily, Chamomile is regarded as a great treatment for stomach disorders. A "mother of the gut" as they call it. However, medical trials and common knowledge show that Chamomile can be successfully used in various health conditions.

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