May be most of us still unfamiliar with Roman Chamomile, or maybe it is the first time you hear about it. Well, Chamomile Flowers is in the same family with sunflower. There are some species of chamomile flowers but the most popular of chamomile flowers species are German Chamomile (Marticaria recutita) and Roman Chamomile (Chanmaemelum nobile).
Roman Chamomile has been spread in the America and Australia. It is usually grown in places where the areas are quite wide and also usually grown on the roadside. The characteristic of this plant is usually grow approximately reach 15-60 cm and the leaves are long and small. In one stalk of roman chamomile consists of two up to three groups of leaves.
For ages, Roman Chamomile has been known to have benefits for beauty. It is also have been used to make skin bright and glowing. No matter what, there are lots of recipe of roman chamomile as skin treatment. Besides for beauty treatment, it is also used to overcome sleeping problems like insomnia, digestive problems, etc.
Nutrition Information of 100 g Roman Chamomile
Roman chamomile contains many beneficial substances for body health, such as minerals, vitamins, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, etc. Iron properties in it can play a role to regenerate cells in the body and potassium properties help to increase immune system. Below is the detail information of roman chamomile nutrition.
- 1 kcal energy
- 0.2 g carbohydrates
- 40.3 g dietary fiber
- 1 µg folates
- 0.004 mg riboflavin
- 0.01 mg thiamine
- 20 IU vitamin A
- 1 mg sodium
- 9 mg potassium
- 2 mg calcium
- 0.015 mg copper
- 0.08 mg iron
- 1 mg magnesium
- 0.044 mg manganese
- 0.04 mg zinc
- 1 mg caffeine
- 12 µg Beta carotene
Health Benefits of Roman Chamomile
There are some ways to use roman chamomile for body health. One of the ways is you make it as a tea. By drinking Roman Chamomile tea every day, you will gain many health benefits from it. Roman Chamomile has health and beauty benefits which cannot be found in ordinary tea. It also has been used since ancient Egypt for therapeutic effects. So, what are the health and beauty benefits of it? let’s check this out.
- Haemorrhoids Treatment
Consuming roman chamomile (making it as tea) regularly is believed to prevent and treat haemorrhoid disease. For those who have haemorrhoids and are afraid to do surgery, they can consume it.
- Help Digestion
Roman chamomile can help to launch the digestive system. The content of roman chamomile especially its fiber content can promote good digestion. Besides consuming roman chamomile, you can also consume purple hull peas for health purposes.
- Treat Diabetes
Another function of roman chamomile is to cure any types of diabetes. Diabetes is the result from irregular lifestyle and lack of doing exercises. By consuming roman chamomile in the form of tea regularly, it can help you to have healthy body.
- Increase Immunity
Immunity or immune system is very useful to prevent our body from various kinds of diseases that attack our body. High level of our immune system helps to keep our body to stay healthy. Thus, by consuming roman chamomile can help to improve our immune system.
- Relieve Headache
If you experience sudden headache—then the first thing you need to do is sit down and take roman chamomile tea. Roman chamomile has a beneficial content to relieve your headache.
- Treat Insomnia
Insomnia is the difficulty of getting ourselves to sleep. It usually attacks people who have a lot of thoughts. Insomnia is not a serious kind of disease, but it is really annoying, right? But, don’t worry. Take roman chamomile, make it as a tea, drink it, then it will help you to soothe and regenerate your mind and body. Besides roman chamomile, help yourself to get peaceful minds by consuming hops herbs.
- Accelerates Wound Healing Process
According to scientific research, roman chamomile is effective when it is used to dry open wounds and help to accelerate the process of healing.
Roman Chamomile for Skin Treatment
Here are more health benefits of Roman Chamomile:
- Anti-aging Properties
Roman chamomile helps to slow down skin-aging process. It contains levomenol, a compound that has anti-inflammatory properties and a natural moisturizer that has been proven to be able to reduce the harmful effects of sunlight, soothes itchiness, improves skin texture, and prolongs skin elasticity.
- Anti-inflammatory Properties
The anti-inflammatory properties in roman chamomile help to overcome acne problems, eczema, psoriasis, sunburns, rashes, rashes, and other skin irritations. A research proved that roman chamomile contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. The essential oil and flavonoids are also very beneficial for skin health.
- Acne Treatment
One of the benefits of roman chamomile is to get rid of acne on your face. Regular drinking roman chamomile as a tea can help to control hormones in your body.
- Eliminate Swelling and Dark Circle on the Eyes
Roman chamomile in the form of tea can perform health benefits of herbal tea before bed. It also believed to be useful to overcome swelling and dark circle on the eyes because its content of anti-inflammatory properties.
- Make the Skin Bright and Glowing
Roman chamomile can be used as a natural skin whitener. It is because it can be used for cleansing and moisturizing the skin, containing powerful antioxidants, and anti-aging effects.
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More Health Benefits of Roman Chamomile
- Dandruff Treatment
- Treat Nausea Problems
- Treat Vomiting
- Help to Relive Period Pains
- Treat Sore Throat
- Treat Sinusitis
- Treat Liver and Gallbladder Problems
- Stimulate appetite and clean the blood
Precautions and Warnings
Commonly, roman chamomile is very useful for people for their body or skin health. On the other hand, for some people, roman chamomile can turn into giving bad effects for their body.
- In large amounts of it can cause vomiting (although it also can treat vomiting), allergic reaction in people who sensitive to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, or any other similar herbs or flowers.
- For pregnant women, roman chamomile is believed to cause miscarriages. For pregnant women need to try Guyabano Leaves because it is good for pregnancy.
- In addition, for breast-feeding mother are suggested to avoid consuming it because it might cause nursing infant.
- One of the characteristic of roman chamomile is can dilute blood. Thus, it is should not be consumed if you use drugs or supplements to dilute blood.
- It should not be consumed or used before and after surgery.
- It is not recommended by people with bleeding disorders.