Chamomile

From our list of ailments, see what Chamomile can be used for:

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Arthritis
  • Backache
  • Blood Pressure
  • Bowels
  • Cramps
  • Diaper Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestion
  • Digestion Poor
  • Dyspepsia
  • Eczema
  • Eyes
  • Gall Bladder
  • Gas Flatulence
  • GERD
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyperactivity
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidneys
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Menstruation Late
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Muscle Soreness
  • Nausea
  • Nervous Conditions
  • Pain
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Restlessness
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Issues
  • Sleeplessness
  • Stomach Upset
  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Tetters
  • Travelers Diarrhea
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcers
  • Upset Stomach
  • Wounds
  • Yeast Infections

Natural Remedies using Chamomile

Antispasmodics can quickly provide relief for pain and spasms in the large or small intestinal tract. ey can also reduce nervous tension held in the abdomen that may be causing pain. E?ective antispasmodics include black cohosh, chamomile, crampbark, fennel, hops, lobelia, skullcap, and valerian.

Extracts (Chamomile) — Chamomile oils analgesic, antianaphylactic, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, and fungicidal (PED). Azulenes, documented as aniinflammatory and hypoallergenic, may prevent allergic seizures in guinea pigs, perhaps through antihistaminic activity. EO LD50 = >5000 orl rabbit (CAN); LD50 = >5000 der rabbit (CAN); LD50 = 2.5 ml/kg orl mouse (CAN). High molecular weight polysaccharides are immunostimulant; choleretic, hypouremic, and hypocholesterolemic at 0.1 ml/kg in cats and dogs, cardiodepressant, hypotensive, and respiradepressant at 0.2 ml/kg (CAN). Bisabolol and flavonoids are responsible for antispasmodic activities. Apigenin was three times as effective as papaverine; bisabolol was comparable. Smooth muscle relaxant properties documented for a cis-spiroether. Antiinflammatory activity documented for the sesquiterpene bisabolol compounds. (–)-alpha-bisabolol protects against the gastric effects of aspirin (PH2). Flavonoids antiinflammatory. Chamomile oil (25 mg/ml; bisabolol at 1 mg/ml) was active against bacteria (especially Gram positive), fungi, and Candida albicans. Apigenin and luteolin are more active antiinflammatories than indomethacin and phenylbutazone (WHO). ‘Chamazulene, a-bisabolol, and flavones such as apigenin were the single components that were found to have the strongest antiinflammatory activity, but most studies found that the whole extracts were more active than their individual components” (SHT). Chamomile extract in a cream base was superior to hydrocortisone 0.25% for reducing skin inflammation. For eczema, chamomile was as good as hydrocortisone (0.25%), and better than fluocortin butyl ester (0.75%) and bufexamac (5%) (WHO). Extracts based on fresh flowers equaled antiinflammatory activity of benzydamine (MAB).

ADD and ADHD, Allergies, Anxiety, Anxiety and stress, Arthritis, Backache, Blood Pressure, Bowels, Cramps, Diaper Rash, Diarrhea, Digestion, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Eczema, Eyes, Gall Bladder, Gas Flatulence, GERD, Glaucoma, Headache, Hyperactivity, Indigestion, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Kidneys, Menstrual Problems, Menstruation Late, Migraine Headaches, Muscle Soreness, Nausea, Nervous Conditions, Pain, Psoriasis, Rash, Restlessness, Sciatica, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Skin Issues, Sleeplessness, Stomach Upset, Stress, Tension, Tetters, Travelers Diarrhea, Tuberculosis, Ulcers, Upset Stomach, Wounds, Yeast Infections

The Benefit of using Chamomile as a natural cure

Activities (Roman Chamomile) — Abortifacient (1; AHP; CAN; DEM; HHB); Analgesic (1; CRC; EFS; JBU; PED); Antiallergic (1; FNF); Antianaphylactic (1; PED); Antibacterial (1; PED; PH2); Antiemetic (f; CAN); Antihistaminic (1; FNF); Antiinflammatory (1; JBU; PED); Antipyretic (1; PED); Antiseptic (1; CRC; PED); Antispasmodic (1; CAN; CRC; JBU; PED; PH2); Carminative (1; CAN; CRC; EFS; PH2); Cordial (f; CRC); Cytostat (1; PH2); Diaphoretic (f; CRC; EFS; HHB); Digestive (f; CRC; EFS); Diuretic (f; CRC); Emetic (f; AHP); Emmenagogue (1; AHP; HHB); Fungicide (1; PED); Nervine (f; CRC); Neurotonic (f; JFM); Sedative (1; CAN; JBU; PH2); Stimulant (f; CRC); Stomachic (f; CRC; EFS); Tonic (f; CRC; EFS); Tranquilizer (1; PH2); Uterotonic (1; AHP); Vermifuge (f; HHB; JFM).

Drink strong chamomile or vervain tea (for precautions see page 47). Adults: 1-2 cups a day, before meals.

In Germany, which makes extensive use of pharmaceutical-grade herbs, chamomile is regarded as the first choice for treating mild skin problems, such as rashes, in infants. A human study of nine healthy women found that topically applied chamomile was absorbed deeply into the skin. Not surprisingly, then, many cosmetics (such as the Camo-Care brand) use chamomile.

Allergies

Anxiety and stress

Backache

Bowels

Diaper Rash

Digestion

Dyspepsia

Eyes

Gas Flatulence

Glaucoma

Hyperactivity

Insomnia

Joint Pain

Menstrual Problems

Migraine Headaches

Nausea

Pain

Rash

Sciatica

Skin Conditions

Sleeplessness

Stress

Tetters

Tuberculosis

Upset Stomach

Yeast Infections

Flowers need to be cut off the stems. In the case of calendula and rose, detach the petals. Flowers that produce large umbels, such as elderflower, should be dried with the stems but then shaken off. Small flowers such as chamomile should be dried whole with a bit of stem left attached.