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|Common Names |
|Chamomile , Camomile, Chamomilla, German chamomile |
|Botanical Name |
|Matricaria recutita |
|Syn. M. chamomilla |
|ASTERACEAE or COMPOSITAE Sunflower family|
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Chamomile Product Info |
Side Effects |
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Because of it's extraordinarily gentle effectiveness, chamomile is the first herb of choice for many home remedies. The seemingly endless list of uses for chamomile can all be traced
to its effects on the nervous system and digestive system, as well as its anti-inflammatory
and antibacterial properties. Chamomile is a great herb to grow in the garden or buy in bulk, because there are so many different and amazing uses for it. Besides being one of my all time favorite evening herbal teas, dried chamomile flowers in a simple muslin bag make a wonderful, relaxing bath. I also love that sweet, apple aroma in herb pillows.
Womens Heath Chamomile is
an mild but effective remedy for delayed menstruation and
irregular menstruation, and is especially helpful in these conditions that
may be triggered by stress, anxiety,
and tension. Chamomile contains
spiroether, a very strong antispasmodic agent that relaxes aching, tense muscles
and alleviates premenstrual pain.
Emotional healing : Chamomile calms anxiety, eases
stress and may have a positive effect on attention deficit disorder (ADD).Chamomile tea and chamomile oil are safe for children and babies who have trouble sleeping or are under stress.
Digestive Tonic : The bitter
principles in chamomile make it an excellent tonic for the liver and
digestive system. The bittersweet flavor stimulate the gastric juices, and
help to settle the stomach. Chamomile teas can be used as part of a treatment
program for irritable bowel syndrome because of its antispasmodic properties.
Chamomile's anti-inflammatory actions soothe inflammation
throughout the digestive tract. Chamomile is more effective for nausea and
morning sickness when used with ginger. Steep chamomile for at least 20 minutes
to more thoroughly extract the bitters.
Beautiful skin and hair: Chamomile contains compounds that are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory; one of these, the lovely blue chamazulene, is noted for promoting tissue regeneration. The anti-inflammatory effect of the essential oil applied topically improves skin regeneration.
The anti-inflammatory effect of the essential oil applied topically improves
skin regeneration and a cold compress does wonders for puffy eyes. Cooled
chamomile tea used as a hair rinse brings on the highlights in blonde or light
colored hair. Add lemon juice to enhance the effect. Chamomile flower extracts
are helpful in managing
First Aid : Both Chamomile teas, and chamomile essential oils can be used in herbal skin washes to help heal cuts, scrapes, and abrasions. To treat boils, bath the area with hot water and a blend of 3 to 4 drops chamomile, lavender and tea tree oil twice a day. Chamomile also teams up with lavender oil as a treatment for minor burns. Chamomile makes an effective hot poultice to reduce swelling and ease pain when applied to a swollen jaw, or painful ear. For a dental abscess, put 1 drop of chamomile oil on a cotton ball and apply directly to the abscess.
German chamomile used as a gargle is beneficial for gingivitis.
- Medicinal Uses: * Anxiety
* Dental/Oral Care
- Properties: * Analgesic
- Parts Used: Chamomile flowers, tea, chamomile oil
- Constituents: volatile oil (containing chamazulene, farnesene, bisabolol), flavonoids (including rutin and quercimertrin), coumarins, plant acids (including valerianic acid), fatty acids, cyanogenic
glycosides, salicylate derivatives
See Also :Calendula *
Chamomile Side Effects:
Chamomile is one of the safest herbs but can cause problems to those who are allergic to the ragweed family. Check for sensitivity before using.
Chamomile contains the natural blood thinners known as coumarins, avoid chamomile teas when taking prescription blood thinners.
Remedies using Chamomile Learn More...
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Steep chamomile tea gently for relaxation, longer for digestive upsets. Dried chamomile flowers are used to make herbal baths, sleep pillows and poultices.
Steeped chamomile flowers in a muslin bag makes an effective hot poultice to reduce swelling, and ease pain for toothaches and earaches. Relax in a bath of chamomile flowers and sooth your mind while you renew your skin.
Herbal Products featuring Chamomile
Certified Organic Chamomile, Moroccan Essential Oil |
Botanical Name: Ormenis mixta, O. multicaulis syn Chamaemelum mixtum
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowers
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, herbaceous, balsamic undertone 1074
See Details for Chamomile, Moroccan Essential Oil at Mountain Rose
Certified Organic Sleep Herbs Pillow Mix |
Make your own soothing sleep pillows, sachets, or pouches with this delightful blend of organic herbs and true essential oils created specially for those nights when we need a sound and slumber sleep.
See Details for Sleep Herbs Pillow Mix at Mountain Rose
Contains: Organic Lavender flowers, organic Chamomile flowers, organic Catnip, organic Hops flowers, organic Sage leaf, Rose petals, organic Passionflower & blend of true essential oils
Certified Organic Chamomile-Catnip Glycerite |
A mild sedative, especially helpful in times of high anxiety and over-excitement.
See Details for Chamomile-Catnip Glycerite at Mountain Rose
Contains: Fresh organic Chamomile flower and leaf, organic Catnip, wildharvested fresh Elder flowers, Lemon Balm, Hyssop, Peppermint, Kosher Vegetable Glycerine, filtered water and Peppermint essential oil.
- Flowers:Small, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers and white petals
- Plant Class:Aromatic annual plant
- Leaves: Finely Cut
- Preferred Habitat:
- Flowering Season:The flower heads are picked during full bloom in summer for use in herbal medicine. Leaves and stems have much lower content of therapeutic essential oils than flowers.
- Distribution:Native to Europe. Chamomile is one of the oldest know English medicinal herbs and belongs to the daisy family, which it strongly resembles. The fragrance of chamomile flowers is often likened to apples.
The two species Roman chamomile, Anthemis nobilis, and German chamomile, Matricaria chamomilla are almost indistinguishable from each other to the non-botanist.
Regional Traditions :European *
How to Grow Chamomile
Roman chamomile forms a mossy, low-growing mat perfect for walkways and ground covers. Matricaria, may occasionally live longer as a biennial or tender perennial. Easy to grow from seed, pretty, daisy like flowers bloom from early summer to autumn. While chamomile can be grown in the garden, those of us without large plots will not be able to harvest flowers to meet our needs.
Chamaemelum nobile syn.
Anthemis nobilis, Roman chamomile
Ormenis mixta syn. O. multicaulis
Moroccan Chamomile is not a true chamomile, but a botanical relative.
Chamomile is one of the oldest favorites among garden herbs, and its use as a medicinal plant was referenced by the Egyptians.
Colonists brought the tiny precious seeds to America with them, and chamomile continued as one of the most frequently used home remedies to quiet babies, and as a tea for nightcaps.
Chamomile soothes the spirit and can be a magnet for gentle nature spirits. It attracts prosperity and love, and the tiny flowers are enjoyed by flower fairies.
- Gladstar, Rosemary . Herbal Healing for Women, Simon & Schuster, (1993): Chamomile is an excellent healing agent in douche formulas and sitz baths to
treat vaginitis and yeast infections,
- White,Linda B., M.D. . The Herbal Drugstore, Rodale, (2000): Laboratory tests on animals show that inhaling the vapors of essential oil of chamomile reduces the body's production of adrenocorti-cotropichormone (ACTH), a stress hormone.,
- Phyllis Balch . Prescription for Herbal Healing, Avery, (2002): Chamomile extracts increase the numbers of immune
cells that engulf and eliminate infectious microorganisms, but do not stimulate
other immune cells that might aggravate the condition. ,
- Tilford, Gregory L. . Herbs for Pets, BowTie Press, (2001): Chamomile is a gentle herb for pets as well as people. Glycerin tinctures (non-alcohol) are readily accepted for their sweet taste. Cooled chamomile teas can be used as an antibacterial rinse.,
- Grieve, Maude . A Modern Herbal, Vol 1, Dover, (1931): The Greeks named it 'ground-apple' - kamai (on the ground) and melon (an apple), the origin of the name Chamomile. The Spanish name Manzanilla, means little apple.
- Claudia Muller-Ebeling, Wolf-Deieter Storl . Witchcraft Medicine, Inner Traditions, (1998): Norsemen saw the countenance of the sun god in this yellow Asteraceae with it's white radiant crown, and called it "Balder's Brow". Chamomile is one of the important herbs of midsummer and is often included in the nine herbs of the summer solstice.
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