Plants With Benefits: Chamomile

Plants With Benefits: Chamomile

At Goldthread, we hand-pick (literally) the herbs that we choose to put in our tonics. While tasting great is an awesome side effect of our herbal blends, we truly focus on the function of each plant we choose. Built around superstar ingredients and combined with other hand-picked herbs, spices and adaptogens, our tonics are formulated with over 20 years of experience in plant-based functional wellness to add a boost to your daily routine.

What is Chamomile?

Chamomile is an herb that comes from daisy-like flowers, and has been documented as a powerful plant medicine for many centuries. Chamomile has a subtle and mellow floral aroma, and is known for its relaxing effects. It’s mainly native to India, western Europe, and western Asia, but has become abundant and grows wildly around the world, including in the United States.

What are the benefits of Chamomile?

Chamomile is almost synonymous with calm, and is most widely known for being a natural remedy for stress. Not just helpful for calming the mind, chamomile can also help ease the body into a relaxed state. This is also why it is known for its deep, restful sleep support. It’s not uncommon for chamomile to help support recovery, aid in deep rest, and to help relieve physical pain as well.

3 Ways to Add Chamomile into Your Daily Routine

 Lavender Bliss Tonic

Our beloved Lavender Bliss tonic is packed with relaxing herbs and spices, including chamomile, to help reduce stress and promote a natural calm. Our unique micro-brewing process extracts the potency of these herbs for a fast-acting, nutrient dense path to relaxation. Fresh squeezed citrus and our natural sweeteners (with zero sugar) generates a blissfully smooth taste that makes this an easy drinking replacement for that nightcap. The blend of florals in this tonic also helps to support digestion, ease the nervous system, and transport you to a state of chill. Sip back and relax!

Chamomile tea

One of the most common uses of chamomile is in tea form. Its aroma is as soothing as its taste, and can help you enter a state of calm almost instantly. Best when sipped warm, chamomile is a great tea to enjoy before bedtime, after a long day, or during times of high stress to help ease your body and mind.

 Chamomile oil
The wonderful thing about herbs is they are powerful in many ways. Chamomile, for example, is as enjoyable as a soothing, topical oil as it is as a warm tea. Simply massaging chamomile oil onto the body can help relax tense muscles, ease any physical pain, and help support a restful state of bliss. Pro tip: comfort the body even more by taking a warm bath before application.