Chamomile / Camomile

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Chamomile / Camomile
Matricaria Recutita

A small wild daisy with white feathery leaves, yellow centre and distinctive smell. German chamomile (Matricaria Recutita or Martricaria chamolilia) and garden chamomile (Chamaelum nobile) are both suitable. In use since early Roman days. Now very commonly used worldwide for its soothing properties.

Functions / Benefits
Anti-inflammatory.
Antispasmodic (alleviates spasms and cramps).
Appetite suppressant.
Carminative (relaxes the stomach and reduces gas).
Mild sedative (especially the German chamomile variety).
Soothes irritating conditions.

Indications
Digestive disorders. Anxieties. Headache. Stress. Irritability. Allergies (of all kinds). Itchy and inflamed skin conditions.

Contraindications
None known.

Method & Dose
• Ingestion: Tea infusion. As often as liked. (Personal note: Tastes great with honey).
• External: As a cream, lotion or compress. (Cold, spent tea bags are great for soothing sore eyes).

Caution
Very large doses may cause nausea and vomiting. A small population group may develop allergic responses (sneezing, nasal congestion, wheezing, eczema). If these symptoms occur, stop using immediately.

 

   
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