Chamomile Helps Arthritis, Blood Thinning and Mouth Pain
The Best of Times|August 2020
Chamomile Helps Arthritis, Blood Thinning and Mouth Pain
About a million cups of chamomile tea are served every single day! The antioxidant compounds in chamomile, including apigenin, have been proven useful for a variety of issues that might concern you.
Suzy Cohen, RPh

Today, I’m going to share the unexpected benefits of chamomile. Here are some benefits of chamomile that you may not have heard of:

ARTHRITIS

You might expect benefits from frankincense for knee pain or other “itis” issues, because that herb has been long associated with strong evidence for inflammation. But it’s really unexpected to see chamomile studied for knee pain! Researchers applied chamomile oil topically to the knee. The randomized controlled clinical trial was published in Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice. Patients who applied chamomile needed lower doses of their pain medicine. You could try adding drops to massage oil or some other pain-relieving cream or gel. Supplements and teas are available as well for oral consumption. Chamomile is known to induce drowsiness.

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August 2020