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Chamomile | Matricaria recutita 

 

 

Chamomile tincture has traditionally been used for*:

Restlessness

Irritability

Insomnia

Teething difficulties

Constipation

Gastritus

 

Side effects and contraindications:

Allergies

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 area.

Emetic

It is believed that Chamomolie may induce vomiting when consumed in large doses

Active Compounds:

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.

*Naturopaths treat the whole person not just the disease or condition. That's why you cannot use this site for diagnosis or treatment. The information we provide should not be treated as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. We recommend that you visit a qualified naturopath or find a GP who is sympathetic to a naturopathic approach

 

*You should not use this website for diagnosis or treatment. Seek a professional herbalist...

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