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  botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Chamomiles - Herb Profile and Information
The 'Scotch Chamomile' of commerce is the Single or Wild Chamomile, the yellow tubular florets in the centre of the head being surrounded by a variable number of white, ligulate or strap-shaped ray florets.
Chamomile Tea should in all cases be prepared in a covered vessel, in order to prevent the escape of steam, as the medicinal value of the flowers is to a considerable extent impaired by any evaporation, and the infusion should be allowed to stand on the flowers for 10 minutes at least before straining off.
Chamomile flowers are recommended as a tonic in dropsical complaints for their diuretic and tonic properties, and are also combined with diaphoretics and other stimulants with advantage.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/c/chammo49.html   (2239 words)

  Chamomile (Chamaemilum nobile) (Matricaria recutita)
Roman chamomile is usually propagated by root division, while German chamomile seeds are sown directly in early spring.
Chamomile can also be used around the edges of containers with other herbs.
German Chamomile is most often used for medicinal purposes, and is usually administered as a tea.
www.gardenguides.com /herbs/chamomil.htm   (331 words)

 Chamomile Medicinal Herb uses, how to grow, pictures
Chamomile Tea is so popular, it is found in most grocery stores in the tea aisle.
Chamomile flowers are used in alternative medicine as an anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, nervine, stomachic, tonic, vasodilatory.
Chamomile tea is used as a liquid feed and plant tonic, effective against a number of plant diseases.
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 herb data, Chamomile, Matricaria recutita, Matricaria chamomilla, Anthemis nobilis, Camomile, matricaria, anthemis, ...
Chamomile was supposedly dedicated to the sun by the Egyptians because of its curative value in the treatment of ague.
Chamomile was used as a poultice for pains and swellings.
Chamomile is a stimulant, bitter, tonic, aromatic, emmenagogue, anodyne, antispasmodic, stomachic.
www.holisticonline.com /Herbal-Med/_Herbs/h44.htm   (871 words)

The reported life zone for the chamomiles is 7 to 26 degrees centigrade with an annual precipitation of 0.4 to 1.4 meters and a soil pH of 6.5 to 8.0 (Roman) or 4.8 to 8.3 (German) (4.1-31).
Roman chamomile is a pharmaceutical aromatic bitter, and chamazulene, obtained from German chamomile, is a pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory and antipyretic agent (14.1-35).
Roman and German chamomile are generally recognized as safe for human consumption as natural seasonings/flavorings and as plant extracts/essential oils from the flowers (21 CFR sections 182.10, 182.20 [1982]).
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/CHAMOMILE.html   (596 words)

Chamomile is famous for soothing all kinds of digestive upsets, particularly when related to stress and tension.
Chamomile helps relieve nausea and sickness in pregnancy, relax uterine spasm and relieve painful periods, reduce menopausal symptoms, relieve mastitis, premenstrual headaches and migraines, and treat absence of periods due to stress.
Chamomile may be used as a compress and wash for all external conditions of inflammation and as an oil rub for muscular stiffness and temporary limb paralysis.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_chamomile.htm   (1027 words)

 Chamomile - Herbal Encyclopedia
Chamomile (or German camomile) is the dried flower head of an annual member of the aster family.
The primary chamomile of commerce, it is grown in Hungarv, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Argentina, and Egypt.
In Europe, chamomile is used externally in compresses, rinses, or gargles; to treat inflammations and irritations of the skin and mucous membranes, including the mouth, gums, and respiratory tract; and for hemorrhoids.
allnatural.net /herbpages/chamomile.shtml   (597 words)

Although the chamomiles bear no resemblance to the fruit in any way, they were called kamai melon (to mean ground apple) by the ancient Greeks who favored their apple-like fragrance.
The therapeutic benefits of chamomile are due to the presence of chamazulene, bisabololoxides A and B and matricin.
Chamomile may be an old-fashioned remedy, but more than 4,000 tons is cultivated and harvested each year world-wide.
herbalmusings.com /Chamomile.htm   (441 words)

 Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine: Chamomile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Chamomile was revered as one of nine sacred herbs by the ancient Saxons.
Chamomile can be used in a douche, as a gargle for mouth ulcers, as a soothing eye wash for conjunctivitis, and as a hair rinse to brighten the hair.
Chamomile tea may be made from an infusion of blossoms prepared as a tisane, for a single, soothing cup, or in a larger quantity for use throughout the day.
www.findarticles.com /g2603/0000/2603000026/p1/article.jhtml   (1333 words)

 Chamomile - Matricaria recutita
Chamomile, or Matricaria recutita, is the flower of an annual plant which is also known in the older herb literature and scientific publications as Matricaria chamomilla or Chamomilla recutita.
English or Roman chamomile, a perennial native to Western Europe, northwards to Northern Ireland, is a low-growing herb with a creeping rhizome reaching a foot in height.
Chamomile tea or tincture is used to relieve spasms and inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as peptic ulcers.
www.stevenfoster.com /education/monograph/chamomile.html   (1879 words)

 AllRefer.com - chamomile, Plant (Plants) - Encyclopedia
chamomile or camomile[both: kam´umIl´´, –mEl´´] Pronunciation Key [Gr.,=ground apple], name for various related plants of the family Asteraceae (aster family), especially the perennial Anthemis nobilis, the English, or Roman, chamomile, and the annual Matricaria chamomilla, the German, or wild, chamomile.
The former has an applelike aroma and is the chamomile most frequently grown for ornament (often as a ground cover) and for chamomile tea, made from the dried flower heads, which contain a volatile oil.
Chamomile is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/chamomil.html   (208 words)

Topical applications of chamomile have been shown to be moderately effective in the treatment of eczema.
Chamomile is usually considered to be safe during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
However, there is one case report in which a pregnant woman who took chamomile as an enema had an allergic reaction that led to the death of her newborn.
www.pugetconsumerscoop.org /health/Herb/Chamomile.htm   (741 words)

Chamomile was used by early Egyptian physicians for fevers, and by ancient Greeks, Romans, and Indians for headaches and disorders of the kidneys, liver, and bladder.
Germany's Commission E authorizes the use of topical chamomile preparations for a variety of diseases of the skin and mouth.
Chamomile tea is also said to reduce mild tension and stress and to aid indigestion.
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Chamomile is a member of the daisy family, has thin, tapering roots and can grow up to 20 inches tall.
Chamomile should not be used to wash out the eyes or the area immediately around the eyes.
Chamomile is used to attract money, and a handwash of the infusion is sometimes used by gamblers to ensure winnings.
www.angelfire.com /il2/purpleflame/Herbs/chamomil.html   (1328 words)

 What Chamomile Can Do For You
Chamomile with its rich apple scent is one of the most popular herbal teas in the world.
Roman Chamomile/ Chamaemelum nobile is a low-growing perennial.
Chamomile was worshiped by ancient Egyptians, prescribed by many a Greek doctor and is well known as one of the sacred herbs of the ancient manuscript, Lacnunga.
www.gardenguides.com /articles/chamomile.htm   (365 words)

 HBC Protocols SLEEP insomnia Chamomile melatonin peppermint hops valarian root passionflower :: Chamomile
Chamomile belongs to the same family of plants as daisies, so individuals who are sensitive to daisies, chrysanthemums, or ragweed may also be sensitive to chamomile.
Chamomile is broken down by certain enzymes in the liver, therefore it may interfere with the use of prescription drugs that are processed by the same enzymes.
Chamomile is usually taken as a tea that can be made by soaking 4 teaspoons of the dried flowers in about 6 ounces of boiling water for about 10 minutes.
www.hbcprotocols.com /sleep/chamomile.html   (1918 words)

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