04 August 2010

Chamomile can be used as natural treatment and home remedi for insomnia. Chamomile is one of herbal treatment for insomnia was also known as 'Anthemis nobilis' is a time-honored sedative herb which can be safely used by children and adults alike. Chamomile oil can also be put in bath water (5-6 drops) to soothe overwrought nerves, diluted to 2% to make an excellent massage oil, or used as an inhalant.
  • Dose: Tea, 1 cup 2-3 x daily; Tincture, 30 drops 3 x daily.
Chamomile as herbal treatment for insomnia can be very helpful in relieving the symptoms of mild insomnia (transient insomnia).

Chrysin, a flavonoid component of Chamomile, is the chemical attributed to Chamomile's ability to relieve anxiety and promote sleep. Chrysin can also be found in Passion flower, another plant often effective in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety.

How Chamomile Can Treat Insomnia
Chamomile can also reduce the histamine-based swelling produced by allergic reactions, and is an excellent solution when congested sinuses or food allergies contribute to sleeplessness.
You should note that Hay fever sufferers who exhibit an allergic reaction to ragweed and its close botanical relatives (such as chrysanthemum and aster) often have a similar reaction to Chamomile.
Chamomile is a gentle remedy. It is good for anxiety, indigestion, inflammation, and catarrh. Chamomile tea is a mild sedative. It can be mixed with hops in equal parts. Can be taken orally (By mouth) or externally ( in bath).

If you'd like to try Chamomile tea then you'll find this recipe helpful :

Chamomile Tea Recipe for Insomnia
(1 serving)

Ingredients :
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. dried chamomile flowers
  • lemon juice
  • honey

Preparation :
  • Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan.
  • Add the dried chamomile flowers to the water (either directly or using a tea infuser) and boil for thirty to forty-five seconds with the lid on.
  • Remove the tea from the heat and let the flowers steep for another minute.
  • The loose flowers can then be removed from the tea using a strainer.
  • Served with honey and a little lemon juice, this tea is a tasty way to unwind after a busy day and its calming properties usually begin to take effect within a half hour of drinking a cup.
  • For added sedative effect, substitute a few leaves of Lemon Balm for the lemon juice.
This Chamomile recipe for insomnia is my favorite one. My insomnia can be treated by this recipe.

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