Chamomile is commonly used for its soothing effects without side effects. Modern science claims that it soothes frayed nerves because it actually slows down the central nervous system and has a long history of use as a tranquilizer. If you suffer from insomnia, stress, and anxiety, this natural sedative acts as a tonic to help combat, depression, soothe your nerves and induce sleep. As a calmative, the herb is said to be helpful in treating Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Chamomile flower liquid extract is useful in the treatment of tension headaches, PMS with nervous tension, over-sensitivity (over-sensitive, “whiny” adults and children is a traditional indication), menstrual pain, nightmares, depression with anxiety, neuritis, and fibromyalgia. Chamomile flower tinctures help calm ulcerative colitis, GERD, gastritis and improve digestion, supporting the gastrointestinal tract and easing a nervous stomach. Chamomile is frequently used to treat colic in infants and teething problems. It is useful as a natural treatment for allergies and works much as an antihistamine would. Chamomile relieves morning sickness during pregnancy. It is also used to speed healing of wounds, skin ulcers, burns and to treat acne, eczema, and rashes, and is excellent for diaper rash.
Chamomile herbal extract is commonly used for the soothing effects and ability to support normal tone in the digestive tract. Chamomile stops spasms in in the smooth lining of the stomach and intestines and contains chemicals that are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antiparasitic. Chamomile is helpful in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis, ulcers, hyperacid gastritis, enterocolitis, hemorrhoids, stomatitis, dyspepsia, gas, travel (motion) sickness, diarrhea and nervous stomach. As an antispasmodic, it helps to relieve stomach cramps. Chamomile may be very helpful for relieving nausea, heartburn, and stress-related flatulence. It may also be useful in the treatment of diverticular disorders and inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease. This herbal tincture is believed to dissolve kidney and gallstones.
Chamomile has been studied for its beneficial effects in the management of diabetes. The study concluded that Chamomile regulates blood sugar or blood glucose. It has been shown that when given to animals in the study a lesser amount of glucose was turned into sorbitol (a sugar alcohol). Excess sorbitol can cause damage to kidneys, eyes and nerve cells. The study stated that there was a clear link between the daily consumption of Chamomile extract and preventing the progression of diabetic complications and hyperglycemia. These benefits aren’t only for those with diabetes, even people without diabetes can benefit from maintaining normal blood sugar levels. Blood sugar swings are associated with fatigue, insulin resistance, and sugar cravings, among other symptoms. Taking measures to regulate blood sugar levels can actually prevent the onset of diabetes in healthy individuals and it can also help to make you feel more energetic and maintain a healthy weight.
Many people tend to overeat or turn to junk food when they feel stressed. Studies at the University of Maryland showed that Chamomile flower liquid extracts help with anxiety and reducing stress, thus allowing dieters to make wise decisions instead of stress eating. Chamomile contains substances that act as appetite suppressants, which changes how the body functions. Together these chemicals promote a feeling of fullness, which can help you to eat less. Chamomile is a diuretic, meaning it removes fluids from the body by urination. This can be useful for rapid weight loss, however, water weight loss is usually temporary and there is no loss of fat.
Chamomile’s overall soothing effect has been used as a remedy for teething complaints in infants, as well as a treatment of such common childhood ailments as stomach cramps, colic, middle-ear infections and alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Although it is possible to have an allergic reaction to Chamomile, it is usually considered safe enough for the elderly and young children.
Certain active compounds in Chamomile extract work similar to anti-anxiety medications, which promote relaxation in the brain and nervous system. Chamomile has a relaxing effect on the body, and it has been used for centuries to treat insomnia, especially when it is a result of anxiety, its mildly sedating and muscle-relaxing effects may help those who suffer from sleeplessness. And it is useful for nervousness due to common every day overwork and fatigue as well as easing the impact of stress.
Chamomile is a particularly good choice for children whose insomnia may be related to gastrointestinal upset. Chamomile has also been given to restless children and is said to decrease nightmares in both children and adults when taken before bedtime. Chamomile herbal supplement may improve some symptoms of an attention-deficit disorder (ADD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In studies, scores were improved for hyperactivity, inattention and immaturity factors.
This herb is an antispasmodic which stops and prevents muscle spasm. It is ideal for muscle cramps, asthma, and other disorders which relate to muscle irritability, spasm or contraction. Traditional herbalists have long recommended it for back pain, neuralgia, fibromyalgia, rheumatism, arthritis, and headache. Compresses made with the extract can be used to reduce the swelling of blows and bruises, arthritic joints and even for dark circles under the eyes.
Another active ingredient in Chamomile reduces free radical activity. In vitro studies show possible protection against several different types of cancer cells. This chemical seems to prevent the production of proteins that allow malignant cells from anchoring to new sites and counters the inflammatory reactions necessary for new diseased growths to gain blood supplies.
As an antifungal, it combats Candida albicans and other yeast infections. Chamomile flowers have an agent that helps to bring on menstruation and regulate its flow and in the treatment of pelvic disease. Chamomile was used to relieve menstrual cramps, menopausal symptoms and other common problems related to stress.
Chamomile possesses antioxidant and antiseptic qualities. Evidence indicates that its use neutralizes certain germs and prevents infection, including staph and strep toxins. Chamomile also has immune boosting properties and helps in the fight against colds and sinusitis due to its antibacterial properties.
A topical preparation of Chamomile has been used to speed wound healing in elderly people with stasis ulcers, or bed sores, caused by inadequate circulation, as well as for people who have tattoos removed. Chamomile flower liquid herbal supplements have been known to help ease the pain and uncomfortable feelings associated with sunburn, windburn, minor burns, eczema, and psoriasis. It has also been applied to the skin to treat hemorrhoids, soothe swollen and painful breasts, diaper rash, other skin rashes as well as, eye problems and skin ulcers. It is often used to whiten the skin, to naturally treat and prevent acne, dermatitis, herpes and to prevent and destroy bacterial infections. In fact, HSV-1 may have met its match in Chamomile. It is particularly good at targeting the virus without causing irritation and may be suitable for topical application in recurrent outbreaks of HSV-1 infection, even those infections that are resistant to acyclovir. It is also widely accepted that stress plays a role in the development of genital herpes. Because Chamomile has the effect of reducing stress levels, it has been suggested for those who suffer with it.
One of Chamomile’s active ingredients, Azulene, directly fights staphylococcus and streptococcus infections. By destroying the bacteria that cause infections, Chamomile helps to speed up recovery time. Chamomile also speeds healing of mouth sores and a mouthwash containing Echinacea, Myrrh gum, Clove and Caraway extracts, or tinctures, have been used successfully to treat gingivitis.
Ingredients: Chamomile Flower, Structured Water, 20% Alcohol.
Non-Alcohol: Chamomile Flower, Structured Water, and Vegetable Glycerin.
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Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Those who suffer from allergies to members of the daisy family (ragweed) should consult a doctor or allergist before using Chamomile. Chamomile contains natural blood thinners (coumarins) and should not be taken by those using the prescription drug Coumadin or other blood thinners. Because Chamomile is a uterine stimulant, pregnant women should discuss its use with their physicians before using it. Chamomile may cause drowsiness. Chamomile may have adverse effects if you are taking anticonvulsant medications or sedatives.