Growing up in Belarus, I was surrounded by chamomile flowers - it's one of most common wild flowers there. I loved picking them up and making bouquets and ornaments. Chamomile always put me in a better mood. And no wonder - yellow is the color of the sun and the animating color of life that suggests joy.
In color therapy, yellow stimulates the mental faculties of the individual (also great for elevating depression), strengthens nerves and aids the brain. Yellow stimulates cleansing in liver, intestines, spleen, and the skin, purifies the blood, activates the lymphatic system.
Chamomile itself has been used since ancient times for a variety of medicinal and therapeutic purposes.
Internally, chamomile is used as a relaxing tea for insomnia, anxiety, and anger. It is also very beneficial for digestive problems, fever, and painful menstruation. Chamomile tea has a calming effect on hyperactive children.
Used externally, it is used to treat rashes and irritated skin due to its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergy qualities. Steep three tea bags (or teaspoons if you use dried loose flowers) in a bowl with boiling water for at least five minutes. Close your eyes and hold your face close to the bowl, hold a towel over your head so the steam goes into your face and not the air. Stay like that for 5-10 minutes until your skin gets warm and pores open up. Follow up by cleansing in circular motion with a coarse washcloth. Rinse with warm water and moisture.
This routine not only helps to calm irritated skin, but can also be used as an inhalation for asthma and bronchial congestion.
Chamomile essential oil is especially good for easing irritation and impatience. A world of caution: the essential oil is believed to stimulate the uterus and should be avoided during pregnancy.