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Chamomile                                
(Matricaria reculita, M. chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita, Anthemis nobilis)
                                                                                                     

General Description:  A perennial is similar to a daisy with white florets and yellow centers. This plant has roughly 10 names however contains basically the same chemical constituent.

Part Used:  Dried flower heads

Uses:   

            peptic ulcers

             skin irritation 

             eczema & psoriasis

             insomnia

              heartburn

              topically for wound healing

              respiratory infections 

Action:  Oil has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory effects in the GI tract.  It also contains chemicals that have been shown to possess anti-allergic and antibacterial possesses.  

Dosage:  3 g dried flower heads (1 Tbsp) in 250 ml of hot water.  

             
30-40 mg of the fruits in cold water.

              A tea may have less anti-inflammatory activity.

Precautions/Adverse Reactions:  Rarely causes an allergic reaction, however could cause contact dermatitis.

Contraindications:  Avoid use in pregnancy/lactating, has shown teratogenic effects in animals. 

Nursing Considerations:

     Both German and Roman chamomile are listed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA. 

     Patients can experience hypersensitivity such as dyspnea, contact dermatitis, rhinoconjuctivitis and anaphylaxis due to the pollen heads if allergic to the daisy family of Asterace. 

  Do not use concurrently with anticoagulants or antispasmodics, may potentate effects. 

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Aloe ] Bilberry ] Black Cohash ] [ Chamomile ] Chaste Berry Tree ] Dong Quai ] Echinacea ] Evening Primrose Oil ] Feverfew ] Garlic ] Ginger ] Ginkgo ] Ginseng ] Guarana ] Hawthorn ] Horse Chestnut ] Kava-Kava ] Ma Huang ] Milk Thistle ] Nettle ] St. John's Wort ] Saw Palmetto ] Tea Tree Oil ] Valerian ] Yohimbe ]