Chamomile ( Matricaria chamomilla )

Botanical name: Matricaria chamomilla
Origin: Europe, Africa
Therapeutic actions: Anodyne; Anti-inflammatory; Antiseptic; Antispasmodic; Anthelmintic; Carminative; Cholagogue;
Diaphoretic; Emmenagogue; Nervine; Sedative; Stimulant; Stomachic; Tonic; Vasodilator.
Nutrients: Choline, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, selenium, silicon, vitamins A, B1, B3, C, E and F.
Drug interactions: Reduces or prevents mouth sores if on chemotherapy, ciplatin, cyclophosphamide, doxetaxel, fluorouracil, methotrexate and pactitaxel.
Description: It has been able to reduce inflammation, stimulate the appetite, aids in digestion and sleep. It is a good diaphoresis, bringing a good flow of blood to the skin surface.
Internal uses: It has been beneficial for cramps, flatulence and other gastrointestinal disorders. Most known for its calming and sedative effects for the nervous system and headaches. It has helped to rejuvenate the texture of the skin and hair. It has also been used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, peptic ulcers and hiatus hernia. Other uses: colitis, menstrual cramps, children’s colds, colic, eczema, gingivitis, wound healing, canker sores, conjunctivitis and gastritis.
External uses: A tea makes a good wash for sore eyes. When used as a poultice, it can help prevent gangrene while easing pain and reducing swelling. It is also used for eczema and inflammation.

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