Mother’s Miracle Tea: Does Chamomile Have Antifungal Qualities?

antifungal qualities of chamomile

Chamomile is a popular herbal remedy. Whether drinking a comforting tea, or using extract for health ailments, it is known worldwide. It seems like it is a cure-all, but did you know about the antifungal qualities of chamomile? The tea you may already have in your kitchen may help you with common fungus infections.

The Miracle Remedy

Chamomile is one of the most well know and oldest cure known to man. You can recognize it by the flowers that resemble daisies. There are two common types of chamomile. One is the German Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita). The other is Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile).

From stomach problems to insomnia, chamomile is a well-rounded remedy. Dry chamomile flowers contain terpenoids and flavonoids that may contribute to its health boosting properties. Flavonoids are antioxidants. Terpenoids are also antioxidants with natural antibacterial and antifungal properties.

One of the uses of chamomile essential oil is against the fungus Candida. There are studies that corroborate findings of using chamomile essence against fungal infections. It is also known to boost immunity.

There are precautions, however, if you choose to compliment your antifungal treatment with chamomile. This herb can clash with certain prescription drugs. Chamomile contains a natural blood-thinning component. Because of this, you should avoid drinking the tea if you are on anticoagulant medications.

It is also should not drink this tea if you are allergic to any plant that belongs to the daisy family. Ragweed, chrysanthemums, and marigolds are some of the more commonly known plants.

Final Thoughts

There are positive results on the antifungal qualities of chamomile, but research is still ongoing. This would be a great fungal prevention tea to drink daily.