Chamomile has traditionally been used for*:
Side effects and contraindications:
People should avoid chamomile if they are allergic to plants
in the Asteraceae (Compositae) family. Examples include aster,
chrysanthemum, mugwort, ragweed and ragwort. Chamomile tea has been reported to
cause difficulty breathing, anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) and
allergic skin reactions in some individuals. Chamomile eyewash may cause
allergic conjunctivitis (pink eye).
Pregnancy And Breast-Feeding
In theory, chamomile may act as a uterine stimulant or may
cause abortion; it should be avoided during pregnancy. Chamomile is usually not
recommended during breast-feeding, because there is not enough research in this
It is believed that Chamomolie may induce vomiting when consumed in large doses
Volatile oil which includes chamazulene and isadol: mucilage, coumarin,flavone glycosides.
What herbalists say about Chamomile
Herbalists prefer the bitter German chamomile (matricaria recutita) to the sweeter Roman variety. they use chamomile both as a fresh tea and as a tincture for oral consumption and in creams for topical use It is an excellent gentle sedative safe for use with children while externally it will speed wound healing, reduce swelling and reduce irritation.
Traditional Chinese herbalists see Chamomile as having a neutral energy that calms the spirit.
Chamomile tincture dosage
When taking chamomile as a tincture (1:3 herb to alcohol ratio) take 2ml to 4ml three times a day (50% reduction for children between 6 and 12).
When buying herbal remedies always buy tinctures not tablets.
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