chamomile (generic name)
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TraditionWARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Abdominal bloating, abortifacient, abrasions, abscesses, acne, anorexia, antibacterial, anticoagulant, antifungal, antioxidant, antipruritic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, anxiety, aromatic, arthritis, asthma, back pain, bedsores, bladder disorders, blood purification, bruises, burns, cancer, canker sores, carpal tunnel syndrome, catarrh, chicken pox, constipation, contact dermatitis, cough, Crohn's disease, croup, delirium tremens (DTs), diaper rash, diaphoretic, diuretic (increasing urination), diverticulitis, dry skin, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), ear infections, eye disorders (blocked tear ducts), eye infections, fatty liver, fever, fistula healing, frostbite, gallstones, gingivitis, gout, hay fever, headaches, heartburn, hives, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), hysteria, impetigo, inflammatory conditions, insect bites, insomnia, intestinal cramps, irregular menstrual cycles, irritable bowel syndrome, kidney disorders, leg ulcers, liver disorders, low back pain, malaria, mastitis (breast inflammation), menopause, menstrual cramps, menstrual disorders, morphine withdrawal, motion sickness, muscle strength, nasal inflammation, nausea, nervous stomach, neuralgia (nerve pain), nightmares, oral hygiene (mouthwash), osteoporosis, parasites/worms, peptic ulcers, perineal trauma, poison ivy, post-natal depression, psoriasis, rash (heat), respiratory inflammatory, restlessness, rheumatism, Roehmheld's syndrome, sciatica, seizure disorder, sinusitis, stomach cramps, sunburn, sunstroke, teething pain (mouth rinse), tension, tics, toothache, travel sickness, tuberculosis, ulcerative colitis, ulcers, uterine disorders, uterine stimulant, uterine tonic, vaginal infections, viral infection (flu-like symptoms or polio), vomiting, vomiting/nausea during pregnancy.
Adults (18 years and older)
Capsules/tablets containing 400 to 1,600 milligrams in divided doses have been taken by mouth daily. As a liquid extract (1:1 in 45% alcohol), 1 to 4 milliliters three times daily has been taken by mouth. As a tincture (1:5 in alcohol), 15 milliliters three to four times per day has been used. As a mouth rinse, a 1% fluid extract or 5% tincture has been used.
Chamomile is frequently consumed as tea, and 1 to 4 cups of chamomile tea taken daily (from tea bags) is a common dose.
There are no standard doses for chamomile used on the skin. Some natural medicine publications have recommended paste, plaster, or ointment containing 3% to 10% chamomile flower heads. Chamomile has been also used as a bath additive and as a douche.
Children (younger that 18 years)
There is not enough reliable scientific data available to recommend the safe use of chamomile products in children.