The gentle breeze was just enough to take the heat out of the mid-day Sun while I sat watching the bees as they were busy coming and going from the hives. It was idyllic and I was lulled into a state of mindfulness by the warm breeze and the gentle hum of the hives. Just what the Dr. ordered for some spiritual recuperation 🙂
During my sojourn into the ‘Now’ the chamomile that grows around the hives caught my attention as they swayed and bobbed in the breeze followed quickly by the subtle scent of the lavender encroaching into the periphery of my senses.
Not one to pass-up a message from nature I felt inspired to make a nice cup of Chamomile & Lavender tea. I’d have a look at the properties of these two herbs after I’d indulged myself in the brew.
Properties of Chamomile (9 top Properties)
- High Source of Antioxidants
- Fights Anxiety and Depression
- Improves Digestion
- Has Strong Anti-Inflammatory and Pain-Reducing Abilities
- Helps Fight Cancer (in particular skin, prostate, breast and ovarian cancers)
- Relieves Congestion
- Promotes Skin Health
- Keeps Gums and Teeth Healthy
- Improves Heart Health
According to Dr Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins Kelley in their book, ‘The Metabolic Approach to Cancer‘, state the following regarding Chamomile:
Apigenin, a plant flavonoid found in Parsely’s stems and leaves (as well as in celery and chamomile tea) demonstrates cytotoxic activities)…
…its cytotoxic activity has been found comparable to that of doxorubicin.
Properties of Lavender
- Antiseptic and Anti-inflammatory
- Treats Anxiety, Insomnia, depression and Restlessness
- Helps Digestive Issues
- Relieves pain
- Useful in wound healing
I’d say that nature was giving me a nice little helping hand there with its hint at making a chamomile and lavender tea! relaxing and calming properties plus anti-cancer properties 🙂
See below for a few sources to support the above, but there are loads more out there if you have a look.
Have a relaxed and chilled-out day, and remember to tell those you love that “You Love Them”
Peace and love
- Dr Axe
The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet and Non-Toxic Bio-Individualized Therapies. Dr Nasha Winters & Jess Higgins
- Medical News Today What are the health benefits and risk of Lavender?