Who doesn’t know the chamomile? It is a simple plant, with tiny white-yellow flowers. It belongs to ancient medicinal plants. Chamomile enjoyed a very good reputation during the time of the Old Egyptians as it was worshiped as a flower of the sun.
Chamomile has many benefits for humans but is chamomile tea good for diarrhea? It is most commonly used to prepare teas. Tea shouldn’t be consumed very hot but slightly chilled for diarrhea treatment.
Is Chamomile Tea Good For Diarrhea?
Chamomile flowers are used in folk medicine as a universal medicine that can fight many diseases as diseases of the digestive tract that includes diarrhea as well. Chamomile can relieve the diarrhea symptoms due to its features:
A chamomile tea clams intestinal walls, eliminates excessive gas formation and tension, as well as alleviates painful spasms.
To make a chamomile tea, you need 2 tablespoons of dried flowers of chamomile. Pour a glass of boiling water over them and leave it for three hours. Drink moderately every day throughout the day in small dosage. The infusion must be warm not hot.
Important: Chamomile infusions can help only with a mild form of diarrhea. Chamomile is completely powerless with severe poisoning or contagious diarrhea. If you have diarrhea for more than a few days, go to your doctor.
Healing Effects of Chamomile
The most important healing ingredient of the chamomile is its blue essential oil. When you prepare a chamomile tea, just pour boiling water over them, don’t cook them. The essential oil is very volatile and shouldn’t be cooked. If you would cook the chamomiles, the essential oil would evaporate without which the chamomile almost doesn’t have any effect.
Chamomile also contains flavonoids, glycosides, resins, tannins, bitter substances, mineral salts, plant mucus, calcium, sulfur and phosphorus. All these substances together with essential oil give a chamomile its known healing properties. Most medicinal substances contain flowers. Chamomile helps prevent inflammation, cramps and pain in the internal organs and digestive disorders (also diarrhea). It has antiseptic and antibiotic effects and acts as a mild sedative.
With prolonged and regular use, the chamomile could even heal gastric ulcer or mucous membrane inflammation. It helps women with cramps, and also in dealing with menstrual problems.
Chamomile helps to correct jaundice, rheumatism, gastrointestinal and anxiety in the chest. It helps to excrete mucus from the lungs when having cold and respiratory diseases. Do you have a sore throat? Prepare a warm chamomile tea and gargle it. This tea will help you to heal bronchitis and sinus problems also.
Chamomiles are effective in the treatment of swelling and lumps, in healing wounds (including pus) and bruises. You can use a fresh herb or compresses on the wounds. Chamomiles are great with healing the extracted tooth, as it helps to heal, cleanse and soothe the wound (for this purpose, gargle the tea). It also helps with granuloma. Chamomile also alleviates a variety of pain; eye pain, ear pain and even helps against headache.
Did you know that there are several Types of Chamomile?
German or a real chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is the most common. It was used for woman problems in the past. The second type of chamomile is Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). German herbalist Joachim Camerarius Jr. gave it the name “Roman” in 1588, when he saw the plant growing abundantly near Rome. Lately, Moroccan chamomile (Ormenis multicaulis) is also present which is quite similar to the Roman.
Remember, next time you look for chamomile or its preparations, even if all three species are used for similar purposes, they have a rather different composition. The essential oil of the German chamomile is dark blue and has a heavy and odorful odor. The essential oil of the Roman chamomile is yellow and has a very sweet and intense odor.
Best Digestion Agent
If you have digestion problems then I suggest a treatment with chamomiles. Its ability to relax muscles is truly amazing; especially when it comes to the release of smooth gut muscles. Other gastrointestinal and intestinal inflammations (irritable stomach in nausea, diarrhea, cramps, gases, etc.), which may be difficult for you, will quickly stop with the chamomile tea.
Tip: Try to use a blend of iberis, peppermint and, of course chamomile to help alleviate digestive disorders and bad digestion.
Prepare a Chamomile Tincture
You must definitely have a chamomile tincture in your home pharmacy. This tincture calms irritated guts, helps with insomnia and relieves tension. Enjoy it 3 times a day, 30 to 60 drops into hot tea or water.
To prepare one liter of tincture you need 10 dag of dried chamomile flowers and 90 dag of alcohol. Use 45 to 55% brandy. Put the preparation on the shelf at room temperature for 21 days. After twenty-one days, strain the tincture and store it in a dark bottle. Strain it again after a week to remove the sediment. The preparation should be stored in a dark room at room temperature.
So, is chamomile tea good for diarrhea? It sure is, chamomile is soothing and a tea from chamomiles will help you to calm the intestines and consequently diarrhea. Remember, drink a warm chamomile tea sip by sip and rest. It is also useful to eat grated apples and banana when having diarrhea.
I hope that my tips will help you. If you don’t see any improvement in your digestion in a few days, don’t hesitate to go to the doctor, as diarrhea can cause severe dehydration and in the worst cases death.