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Chamomile, Matricaria recutita
Parts used: Flowers.
Constituents: Volatile oil, Flavonoids, Bitter, Coumarins, Malic acid, Tannins.
Minerals: Iodine, calcium, potassium.
Actions: Carminative, Antispasmodic, Bitter tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-allergic, Vulnerary, Relaxant, Analgesic mild, Anti-microbial.
Indications:
Nervous dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, colic, flatulence, nausea, constipation, diverticulitis, peptic ulcers, indigestion, diarrhoea, anorexia, malabsorption, vomiting, gastritis, colitis.
Catarrh, sinusitis.
Asthma, bronchitis, hay fever, atopic dermatitis.
Insomnia, hyperactivity, dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea.
Tension headaches, migraine, Nothing satisfies, wining children.
Bad breath.
Externally; Nappy rash, Cracked nipples, Acne, Eczema, Wounds, Conjunctivitis.
Topically: leukorrhoea, vulva itching, varicose ulcers, oral inflammations.
BHP specific, for GI disturbances with associated nervous irritability in children.
Herbal extract: 40-60mL per week.
Energetics: Bitter, sweet, pungent, cooling. Dosha: PK- V+.
Meridians: pericardium, liver, lung, large intestine.
Caution: Can cause vomiting in large doses.