Europe: Chamomile

Historical records show that chamomile has been used in Europe and Egypt for thousands of years. Chamomile’s health benefits are plentiful. It has been shown to help relieve mild digestive disturbances, as well as being used as a sleep aid.

Chamomile has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and can work as an antiseptic in a pinch.
Here’s a health hack: chamomile can be used in the bath to help calm skin irritations. Throw a few chamomile tea bags in  while running the bath and let them steep in the bathwater. It’s a great way to relax before tucking into bed with a cup of chamomile tea and a good book.

Explore the aisles of your local CHFA Member health food store for a variety of products containing chamomile. This natural ingredient can come in many forms, including capsules, tinctures and creams. Remember, it’s always best to consult with a health care practitioner before adding any new NHPs to your health care regimen.