Monday, September 12, 2011

Cultivation of medicinal herbs-Chamomile

Chamomile is one of the most common medicinal herbs you can grow in your garden. It is quite easy to grow and with multiple uses, mainly as a medicinal Herb, it is certainly a valuable addition to your home Herb Garden.

Developed Chamomile

Chamomile, cultivated for their flowers, prefers full sun daisylike outdoors. It grows up to 20 to 25 inches and it is better to be planted on the ground in containers. It is ideal for mass plantings and landscaping, provided that each plant is 6 inches. The soil must be drained well with sufficient nutrients, and as more peace-loving Sun herbs, water only when the removal of surface soil is dry to the touch.

Transmission is via seed. However, booting Chamomile from seed can be very delicate and difficult. It is better to start from a new spermofyeis in a container, and then to transplantation in the garden, after it has hardened the factory. A well-established Chamomile plant is very hardy and tolerates almost every growing conditions.

Pharmaceutical properties

The basic element is a unit of Chamomile flowers. Chamomile flowers are used as Herbal medicines, cosmetics, aromatherapy, herbal tea ingredient and may even throw in salads and drinks.

The flowers have anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, nervine or nerve soothing properties. As an anti-inflammatory, can be used for treating skin irritations, Gingivitis, rheumatism, arthritis and other painful swellings. As an antispasmodic, it can be used for the relief of suffering stomachache and menstrual cramps, gas, indigestion, diarrhea and gastric ulcers. It is also a good laxative. As a nervine, sedative slightly and can be used to induce sleep and dull pain. It also helps to alleviate the anxiety and depression.

As a factor in cosmetics Chamomile can lend properties, anti-allergenic and soothing beauty products. Sometimes added to Soaps and lotions because this may soften the skin. It is also great for applications aromatherapeutical because it has an ipioteris effect and relieves the mental and physical stress. It is also used in shampoos for sweet aroma aroma.

However, we do not recommend Chamomile as an alternative medicine to pregnant and breastfeeding workers. It also anti-coagulant (blood-thinning) and vasodilative (nerve-dilating) and should be avoided at all cost, weeks before and after undergoing surgery. Use with drugs that have the same effect is also encouraged.

How to use

This wonderful and common Medicinal Herb is often used in the form of herbal tea. Dried flowers, added to boiling water and then covered and steeped in water for at least 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can also place them in a bag of tea to eliminate the need for drainage.

Dried flowers can also be used in a bath soak to relaxing beauty regimen. They can also be converted to a potpourri and burned for aromatherapy. Commercial Chamomile essential oils and massage are also available on the market. If you're in for a treat organic gastronomical, you can eat fresh flowers Chamomile may your salad or some in your favorite lemonade.

The uses and benefits of growing medicinal herbs in your home are abundant and really incredible. With chamomile, along with other common medicinal herbs will make you more interesting Herb gardening.

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Anonymous said...

Chamomile is a useful medicinal herb, I use it to induce sleep and have a great crop of it in my garden

Herb Villa said...

I love chamomile tea. Used to take it before bed.

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