Chamomile or camomile is the common name for daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae. These plants are best known for their ability to help go to sleep. As long as you are not allergic to chamomile there are a variety of wonderful uses for it ranging from antioxidant tea, to bringing good luck, and soothing skin as a beauty product ingredient.
Chamomile beauty benefits
Helping people to get asleep is one of the most admirable health benefits of chamomile tea. Witches need their beauty sleep. Chamomile also contains strong anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can reduce the severity of stomach cramps, a stomach ache, the flu, uncomfortable stomach acidity, bolting and gas. Chamomile is also beneficial for the occasional headache caused by flu, stress and anxiety.
Using chamomile tea infusion bath or extract can be good for skin conditions such as eczema as well as to reduce swelling. Take a chamomile tea bag and place it under your eyes and on top of your skin’s surface to help remove dark circles under the eyes, or take relaxing chamomile bath for overall skin benefits. Camomile can help lower your blood sugar levels by drinking a few cups of the tea a day. The antioxidant ingredients in chamomile will help you to build up your immune system too.
Chamomile and Magic
Chamomile is a well-known herb of purification and protection, and can be used in incense for sleep, meditation and casting witchcraft spells. To ward against psychic or magical attacks you can sprinkle chamomile around your home, altar or include it in a smudge stick or Wiccan spell. Some gamblers actually wash their hands in chamomile tea to ensure good luck at the gaming tables. In a number of folk magic traditions, chamomile is characterized as a lucky flower. For a goddess look, make a fresh garland to wear around your hair to attract a lover, or carry a satchel of chamomile in your pocket for overall good fortune.