Chemical composition and use chamomile
Matricaria recutita (also known as chamomile) – a proven universal healing agent. In its composition contains flavonoids (food antioxidants), free organic acid, coumarins, tannins, phytosterols, vitamins a and C as well as carotene – and this list is far from complete. Coumarins have antispasmodic effects, and phytosterols reduce the level of no cholesterol in the blood.
But the most valuable component is an essential oil possessing very wide range of useful properties. The fact that Romashkovo oil is present in azulene, a substance known for its anti-inflammatory and bacteriostatic activity. This allows the use of teas and decoctions of chamomile blossoms for the prevention and treatment of a huge variety of diseases.
Tea benefits of chamomile
First and foremost, the tea of chamomile is recommended for recovery of the nervous system, eliminate insomnia and migraines. Contained in chamomile apigenin glycoside contributes to a state of complete rest and relaxation, so decoction of this plant is extremely useful during hyperexcitability.
It is best to drink camomile tea just before bedtime.
Tea made from crushed dried flowers of chamomile is ideal for the prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and is often used as adjuvant therapy. Drinking chamomile tea helps to reduce gas formation, bowel cleansing and the restoration of its flora. In addition, it is one of the few drinks that is shown to people with high acidity of gastric juice. This tea is best to drink before eating, as it stimulates the appetite and prevents spasms.
Indirectly chamomile tea helps to improve the condition of people suffering from cardiovascular disease due to its sedative properties.
Chamomile also has choleretic and anti-inflammatory effect, so it is well suited for the prevention of stone formation in the gallbladder and kidneys. Women useful to drink chamomile decoction during menstruation to reduce pain in the lower abdomen and lower back.
Finally, chamomile tea has long been drink for colds. He is a great and diaphoretic and helps the body fight viruses. Herbal tea from chamomile enhances immunity and helps to stay in good shape.