Chamomile (German)

 

Chamomile

Chamomile

Matricaria recutita

Source: fresh or dried flower heads.
Actions: anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, sedative, relaxant, anti-allergenic.
Therapeutic uses: indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome, nervous tension, insomnia, PMS, skin conditions such as eczema, colic and teething problems in babies and young children, hay fever, bronchitis, catarrh, asthma.
Typical preparation: infusion taken as a tea or added to bathwater, cream, essential oil.
Contraindications: the fresh plant can cause skin rash or irritation. The essential oil isn’t recommended during pregnancy.