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Herbal Spotlight – Chamomile

Posted By On 06 Mar 2020
chamomile herb tea cup

Herbal Spotlight

Let’s talk about a herb that has strengths in the following domains:

  1. Heals the gut (protects from ulcers)
  2. When stepped as a tea, can be used as a mouthwash for gingivitis
  3. Is an antioxidant, antispasmodic and is anti-inflammatory

Can you guess? It’s Chamomile!

Generally considered a very safe herb* for both adults and kids, is great when taken as a tea using filtered water and cover while steeping for at least 3 minutes to get the antioxidant and relaxation benefits.

* Caution taking if you are hypersensitive to the asteraceae family.

This herb also pairs well with peppermint or spearmint to enhance digestion.


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Dr. Kirsten Almon ND, CHt

This information and linked articles should be taken for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for health care advice. Enjoy these testimonials. However, a result for one patient may not be typical of all patients. Our aim is to help you have an excellent experience at our Mississauga office and to help you reach your health goals.

Dr. Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for "naturopathic well child visits" and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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