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chamomile (generic name)

an herbal product - treats Infantile colic, Gastrointestinal conditions, Vaginitis, Wound healing, Quality of life in cancer patients, Eczema, ...
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This patient information is based on a professional level monograph edited and peer-reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration ( Winnie Abramson, ND (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Ethan Basch, MD (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center); Lisa Cheung, PharmD (University of Rhode Island); Dawn Costa, BA, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Cynthia Dacey, PharmD (Natural Standard Research Collaborative); Nicole Giese, MS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Sadaf Hashmi, MD, MPH (Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health); Carol Rainville, ND (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Anabela Santos, PharmD (Northeastern University); Erica Seamon, PharmD (Nova Southeastern University); Shaina Tanguay-Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

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Benetti C, Manganelli F. [Clinical experiences in the pharmacological treatment of vaginitis with a camomile-extract vaginal douche]. Minerva Ginecol 1985;37(12):799-801.

de la Torre MF, Sanchez MI, Garcia Robaina JC, et al. Clinical cross-reactivity between Artemisia vulgaris and Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile). J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 2001;11(2):118-122.

Glowania HJ, Raulin C, Swoboda M. [Effect of chamomile on wound healing--a clinical double-blind study]. Z Hautkr 9-1-1987;62(17):1262, 1267-1271.

Hormann H, Korting H. Evidence for the efficacy and safety of topical herbal drugs in dermatology: part 1: anti-inflammatory agents. Phytomedicine 1994;1(2):161-171.

Ikram M. Medicinal plants as hypocholesterolemic agents. J Pak Med Assoc 1980;30(12):278-281.

Konig GM, Wright AD, Keller WJ, et al. Hypoglycaemic activity of an HMG-containing flavonoid glucoside, chamaemeloside, from Chamaemelum nobile. Planta Med 1998;64(7):612-614.

Kyokong O, Charuluxananan S, Muangmingsuk V, et al. Efficacy of chamomile-extract spray for prevention of post-operative sore throat. J Med Assoc Thai 2002;85 Suppl 1:S180-S185.

Maiche A, Grohn P, Maki-Hokkonen H. Effect of chamomile cream and almond ointment on acute radiation skin reaction. Acta Oncol 1991;30:395-397.

Maiche A, Maki-Kokkonen H, Grohn P. [Comparative trial of chamomile cream in radiotherapy]. Suomen Laakarilehti 1991;46(24):2206-2208.

Patzelt-Wenczler R, Ponce-Pöschl E. Proof of efficacy of Kamillosan cream in atopic eczema. Eur J Med Res 2000;5:171-175.

Rycroft RJ. Recurrent facial dermatitis from chamomile tea. Contact Dermatitis 2003;48(4):229.

Saller R, Beschomer M, Hellenbrecht D, et al. Dose dependency of symptomatic relief of complaints by chamomile steam inhalation in patients with common cold. Eur J Pharmacol 1990;183:728-729.

Weizman Z, Alkrinawi S, Goldfarb D, et al. Efficacy of herbal tea preparation in infantile colic. J Pediatr 1993;122(4):650-652.

Wilkinson S, Aldridge J, Salmon I, et al. An evaluation of aromatherapy massage in palliative care. Palliat Med 1999;13(5):409-417.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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