Chamomile is an herb that refers to a range of different daisy like plants, which are a member of Asteraceae family. There are many different species of chamomile, the two most commonly being German chamomile (Marticaria recutita) and Roman chamomile (Chanmaemelum nobile). They have been used since Ancient times for their calming and anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile is available as dried flower heads, an infusion (tea), liquid extract, essential oil, tinctures (concentrated in alcohol) and in creams and ointments. Tea bags are the most common form found in grocery stores and pharmacies. Both the fresh and dried flowers of chamomile have been used to create teas for centuries to cure number of health problems. The active ingredient in chamomile essential oil is known as bisabolol, which has a number of anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
Here are some of its benefits on skin due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
1.Chamomile poses amazing healing, anti-oxidant, cleansing and moisturizing properties and hence proves best for skincare treatment.
2.Chamomile has strong healing properties, as helps in healing of minor wounds and act as a disinfectant.
3.This herbal tea can act as natural skin bleach. It lightens your complexion and gives it a healthy glow naturally.
4.It is found to be very effective in soothing skin irritation and sunburns.
5.Chamomile can also prevent stress-induced acne through its anxiolytic and antioxidant effects
6.Chamomile is a powerhouse of antioxidants which helps to fight acne and scars on face. Antioxidants helps to fight against free radical and protect skin from any damage.
7.Another important advantage is that keeping chamomile tea bags under eyes will help to reduce dark circles under eyes and eye puffiness. It also soothes your tired eyes.
8.Cold chamomile tea bags can be pressed on pimples to reduce the swelling and redness.
9.When mixed and blended with milk, chamomile tea provides great body and facial scrub. It removes all dead and dry skin cells giving a beautiful glow on skin.
10.Chamomile can also have positive benefits on skin when consumed along with food as it nourishes and moisturizes skin from inside.
11.Chamomile tea is golden in colour and has a delectable, fruity flavour. This scrumptious herbal remedy provides solution to several heath related concerns such as intestinal & stomach disorders, anxiety, insomnia, mouth ulcers and so on.
Among with numerous other health benefits, it has shown remarkable benefits for nourishing and moisturizing skin when used externally by applying outside on skin or by using it along with food.