Chamomile: Properties and benefits

Chamomile is a herb with known sedative and relaxing properties. It is still widely used today in cases of excessive nervousness, insomnia and states of stress resulting from alterations of the nervous system. Chamomile is also an excellent spasmolytic, very useful in cases of muscular contractions of nervous origin (in particular spasms affecting the organs of the digestive system). Being very rich in flavonoids and polyphenols, it also has a powerful antioxidant action (effectively counteracts the harmful action of free radicals) and a protective action on the cardiovascular system. It is also very rich in quercetin, a substance with a very powerful antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic action. It is therefore particularly indicated in all those cases in which there is a general deterioration of our organism and a reduction in the vital activities of our body due to morbid states of various nature. It has strong protective properties for our skin and eyes and the custom of applying chamomile infusion compresses to the eyes and skin in case of infections of various kinds is still widespread today. It can also be taken as an infusion combined with other herbs with strong nerve properties (lemon balm, valerian, nettle, etc.), anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to enhance the effects of this precious herb. For topical use, always in infusion, compresses can be made in case of eye infections, conjunctivitis, acne, skin redness, etc.