Botanical, Chamomilia Matricaria
Country of origin / distribution, Egypt
Part of plant used, Flowers
Other names, Camomile, Chamomile blue,
Aroma /Characteristics, Sweetish hay like aroma with a slightly bitter note.
Dosha effect, PV-,K+(in excess)
Description, An aromatic herb, with delicate feathery leaves and simple daisy-like white flowers on a single stem.
History/ Herbal, Used for centuries as a fumigant, medicine and ornamental flower. Its use in Herbalism is so extensive that students have said, that if you give chamomile as the answer to a question relating to any condition, you stand to get at least half a mark.
Extraction, Steam distillation, Co2 extraction,
Chemical Constituents, α-bisabolol oxide A, α-bisabolol oxide B, α-bisabolone oxide, ( E)- B-Farnesene, Chamazulene, (z) & (e) -Spiroethers, a-Bisabolol
Properties, Analgesic, Anti allergenic, Anti-inflammatory/ Anti phlogisitic (relates to inflammation), Antispasmodic, Bactericidal, Carminative, Cicatrisiant, Cholagogue (bile), Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Fungicidal, Hepatic, Nerve sedation, Stimulant of leukocytes(?), Sudorific, Tonic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary(wounds / sore healing).
Safety/ contraindications, Tested at low doses non- toxic, non- irritant, non sensitising. Drug interaction, all routes drugs metabolized by CYP2D6, orally drugs metabolized by CYP1A2, CYP2C9, or CYP3A4 * a list of drugs can be found in the pdf file
Digestive, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Colic, Flatulence, Gastritis, Indigestion (esp. in children), Liver disorders, Peptic ulcers, Stomach ulcers, Stomach upsets, Teething, Toothache.
Genito – urinary, Cystitis, Irregularity, Eases pain from PMS & Menopause.
Muscular/ Skeletal, All aches and pains. arthritis, inflamed muscles and joints, rheumatism.
Skin, Acne, anti-allergic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, burns, conjunctivitis, dermatitis, dryness, earache, eczema, hyper-sensitivity, infected, inflammation, itchy, teething, toothache, ulcers, wounds.
Uses: Mind, For those who swallow their hurt and feel misunderstood. Chamomile has the ability to cause deep states of relaxation where it can be useful for past life regressions and Channelling. Chamomile is also helpful in creating great joy through Ritual, and. amplifies growth when Meditating. Chamomile will help to deal with all kinds of Irritability and Anger; and works to release Emotions linked to the past.
Nervous, Anxiety*, depression*, headaches, hysteria, insomnia, irritability, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension, neuralgia, sedative, tantrums, tonic.
Other, The very best oil for babies and children’s ailments, very low toxicity. I used it on my children for teething, nappy rash, temper tantrums conjunctivitis, dry skin, pain relief and much, much, more. It combines powerful anti-inflammatory & analgesic properties making it a great choice for aches and pains. Chamomile is very healing to skin that has been over-exposure to the sunlight or where the skin’s natural defences have been reduced by constant exposure to irritants such as detergents, bleaches or just from too much house work. Matricaria in German means ‘mother herb’ and is indicated for female disorders. Chamomile appears to have an effect on histamine production, which is implicated in allergies. I have used chamomile for myself and many customers, who suffer with hay fever or other allergies. I am highly allergic to dust, just opening clothing stored for a few months can trigger a sneezing fit that can last for the rest of the day. When I think before I act, I either wear a face mask with 2 drops of German chamomile applied, or I place 2- 3 drops on a tissue and inhale from this prior and during my exposure to dust. I definitely notice a positive effect.
*Refer to list of drugs that interact in the PDF file