Herbal Supplements

The Herb and Supplement Index by Interflyer

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Name chamomile


Scientific Name Matricaria recutita / Chamaemelum nobile or Anthemis nobilis

Description - There are two types of plant: German or sometimes called Hungarian Chamoomile, comes from the dried daisy like flowers of the Matricaria recutita plant. - The other type is called Roman or English chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile or Anthemis nobilis) it has properties similar to the German species, but is mainly sold in Europe. - A soothing anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and infection fighting properties of this herb have been found to relieve stomach upsets, relax the nerves, relieve cramps. It also helps with skin rashes, sores, inflammations, reduces stress and has relaxing properties.

Uses - May be used internally or externally - tea: used for soothing skin irritations, eye inflammations, mouth sores, gum disorders , relaxing sleep aid , muscle relaxer , gastrointestinal complaints - oil added to the bath water to relieve sunburn and dry skin

Notes very rare but possible side effects of high doses have included nausea , vomiting, skin rashes and bronchial tightness

Possible Side Effects

REMINDER If you have a medical condition such as a heart condition, high blood pressure, palpatations, high blood sugar or other medical conditions talk to your doctor before taking supplements.