Information on Chamomile, Roman

Latin NameChamaemelum nobile
Other NamesAnthemis
Part UsedFlowering Heads
Herb FormsTincture, essential oil, tea bag, capsule, homeopathic tablet, bulk herb, powder.
AffectsDigestive system, Nervous system
CautionsAvoid during pregnancy.
Botanical InfoA highly-branched low, creeping perennial in the Aster family, six to twelve inches high with a pleasant smell.
DescriptionRoman chamomile is valuable for irritable bowel syndrome, pain, and gastritis, for warding off colds due to exposure, and as a sedative. Azulene, an important active principle in chamomile oil, has proven effective for fever and inflammation. The oil is used externally for cradle cap, wounds, and sore nipples.

Chamomile, Roman has a taste of SWEET, AROMATIC and a temperature of COOL.

Dosages

TypeDosage
Infusion1-2 cups 2-3 x daily
Tincture10-30 drops 2-3 x daily
Ointmentapply 2-3 x daily
Homeopathic preparationtake as directed

Ailments Treated by Chamomile, Roman

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Gastritis, acuteanti-inflammatorytea
Hyperaciditycalming digestivetea, tincture, capsule
Irritable bowel syndromeantispasmodic, anti-inflammatorytincture, tea
Nose, pluggedanti-inflammatorytea as steam inhalation
Sciatica, acuteanti-inflammatory, pain relievingtincture internally, oil externally
Sinusitisanti-inflammatorytea as a steam inhalation
Spasmsantispasmodictincture, tea, essential oil
Staphantiseptic, antibacterialessential oil externally
Strep throatantisepticessential oil externally
Sunburnanti-inflammatorycream externally
Ulcer, duodenalanti-inflammatorytea, tincture, capsule
Uterine inflammationanti-inflammatorytincture, capsule, tea

References

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