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      The Health Benefits of Chamomile

      Chamomile has traditionally been used to help with relaxation, digestive problems, fever, menstrual discomfort, stomach ache, and anxiety. It is used to treat insomnia in children because it is a very mild relaxant and has a pleasant taste.

      Chamomile is also a traditional topical treatment (as a cream)used for its antibacterial properties for eczema, rashes, skin irritations cuts and scrapes, sore muscles, and burns.

      Chamomile can be used for treating:



      Insomnia (including children's sleeping difficulties)

      Teething difficulties


      Gastritus and digestive problems


      Mouthwash for mouth inflammations

      Gargle for sore throats

      Eye-bath for sore eyes


      Rashes and skin irritations

      Cuts and scrapes

      Sore muscles


      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 area.


      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).

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      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. Click here for our full disclaimer.

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