Treatments with herbs (herbalism) have been applied by our people throughout the centuries. As the conventional medicine emerged, this folk method of treatment has been overshadowed, and today very little is known for the healing properties of herbs that we still know well and use mainly as spices or to prepare teas.
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), is very similar to the Bellis Perennis and belongs to the family Asteraceae.
Camomile blooms in May until September, and the most healing part of it is its flower. It is used in the food industry, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Its broader usage is in the treatment of skin and hair. If you rinse the face and body with chamomile tea on a daily basis, you will already see its beneficial effects after a few days. It is extremely good for treating sunburns, and bandages dipped in chamomile tea can be used in cases of mild burns. Because of its beneficial effect on the skin, chamomile is used in the preparation of different creams also used to treat burns.
In addition to skin care, this herb can be used for diseases such as hay allergy, various types of muscle cramps, menstrual discomfort, insomnia and hemorrhoids, and is especially effective in the treatment of diseases of the digestive system.
It has been proven that chamomile is a strong antioxidant, and is often used to remove the effects of stress.
Chamomile can be used to relieve the symptoms of colds, so we inhale its vapors, which can be helpful with chronic airway diseases such as chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma and allergies.
It is essential to know that using this herb is ideal during the treatment in salt rooms, because it increases the beneficial effect of halotherapy.