Chamomile. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

Properties of Chamomile

* Bitter tonic, and antispasmodic eupeptic.
* Anti-inflammatory properties by the action of azulene and its essential oil.
* It is used in the treatment of digestive tract: anorexia, nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, bloating, gastrointestinal spasms, colitis.
* Promotes peristalsis.
* Very useful for gastric ulcers, gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcer.
* Chamomile is used for anxiety, nervousness and insomnia (even children), headaches. Chronic bronchitis, asthma. Dysmenorrhoea.
* For external use: conjunctivitis, eczema, neuralgia, stomatitis, oral thrush, vulvovaginitis, vaginal mucosal dystrophy, wounds, bruises.

Contraindications of Chamomile

* Unless express recommendation of the health professional is best to refrain from prescribing essential oils of chamomile via internal during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years old or patients with gastritis, ulcers, irritable bowel, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, liver disease, epilepsy, etc..
* PLS USE No dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.
* It is preferable not to apply topically to children under six years old or people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to this essential oil.

Side Effects of Chamomile

* The fresh plant can cause contact dermatitis.
* Its essential oil is very irritating to skin and mucous membranes.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
* As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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