Chamomile Flowers powder is simply the whole flower ground into a fine Powder form for ease of use.
There are two plants known as chamomile: the more popular German chamomile (Matricaria recutita – this product) and Roman, or English, chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Although they belong to different species, they are used to treat similar conditions. Both are used to calm frayed nerves, to treat various digestive disorders, to relieve muscle spasms, and to treat a range of skin conditions and mild infections.
Medicinal Uses of Chamomile Flowers Powder
The medicinal use of chamomile dates back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. Chamomile has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
Gum inflammation (gingivitis)
Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis)
Children’s conditions such as chickenpox, nappy/diaper rash, and colic
While studies in people are few, animal studies have shown that chamomile reduces inflammation, speeds wound healing, reduces muscle spasms, and serves as a mild sedative to help with sleep. Test tube studies have also shown that chamomile flowers powder has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
The popular use for chamomile flowers powder is for anxiety and insomnia. Studies in humans are few, but animal studies indicate that low doses of chamomile may relieve anxiety, while higher doses promote sleep.
Chamomile has antispasmodic properties, meaning it helps relax muscle contractions, particularly in the smooth muscles that make up the intestines. It is sometimes used to treat stomach cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, diarrhea, gas, and colic.
Chamomile has been suggested as a treatment for gingivitis and mouth sores, but studies show conflicting evidence. When used as a mouthwash, chamomile has been found to prevent mouth sores associated with radiation and chemotherapy.
Chamomile is often used topically in a cream or ointment to soothe irritated skin, especially in Europe. Preliminary evidence suggests that it may be moderately effective in treating eczema and irritated skin.