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chamomile

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camomile

(both: kăm`əmīl', –mēl') [Gr.,=ground apple], name for various related plants of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family), especially the perennial Anthemis nobilis, the English, or Roman, chamomile, and the annual Matricaria chamomilla, the German, or wild, chamomile. Both are European herbs with similar uses. 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. The oil from the similar flowers of the wild chamomile was most often used medicinally, particularly as a tonic; today its chief use is as a hair rinse. Chamomile is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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chamomile

chamomile

Small, daisy-like sweet apple-flavored flower famous for its herbal medicinal use. Yellow center disc sticks out more like a ball. A great source of the amino acid tryptophan, which is converted into the neurotransmitter serotonin. Relaxes and makes you feel good. Great for stress and peaceful sleep. Dried flowers used to make tea for calming down, anxiety, insomnia, colic, diarrhea, indigestion, colds, flu, fever, headache, cramps, spasms, arthritis, cancer, gastrointestinal inflammation, ulcers, irritable bowel, gas, stomach cramps, allergies, respiratory issues, pain, colic, promote urination, . Tea also used externally to wash hair, skin, hemorrhoids, skin inflammations, sunburn. Add to bath to relax. Flowers good in salads. Anti-bacterial, good for mouth, teeth and gums. Anti-inflammatory- good for rheumatism, arthritis and other painful swellings. Anti-cancer antioxidant. Do not take while pregnant(uterine contractions). Do not take if taking Warfarin or blood thinners. Related to ragweed, test small amount first, some people have reactions.

camomile

, chamomile
1. any aromatic plant of the Eurasian genus Anthemis, esp A. nobilis, whose finely dissected leaves and daisy-like flowers are used medicinally: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. any plant of the related genus Matricaria, esp M. chamomilla (German or wild camomile)
3. camomile tea a medicinal beverage made from the fragrant leaves and flowers of any of these plants
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One recent RCT pilot study tested adult patients (n=34) diagnosed with chronic) primary insomnia (> 6 months--Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition criteria), randomised to receive either placebo or German chamomile dried extract (540mg/day in a split dose of 2 x 3 tablets) for 28 days.
According to those researchers the German chamomile can be cultivated for 2-3 years due to seed spilling in a location, but weeds prevent it from growing.
The amount of bisabololoxide A is calculated to be about 300 mg in 100g of dry flowers of German chamomile under our isolation procedure.
German chamomile flowers, the species commonly sold in this country, contain an oil that reduces inflammation and spasms.
In an earlier issue (85/2) I wrote about four herbs that I grow and use for my family: Calendula, German chamomile, spearmint and purple coneflower.
Another powerful herb is German Chamomile (this isn't the same as the chamomilla mentioned earlier).
Chamomile: Use freshly dried German chamomile, distinguished by a hollow, not solid, yellow center of the little flower head.
PrimaVu Herbal Eye Wash contains a naturally-based formula of HPUS 4X Eyebright and German Chamomile tinctures to flush, cleanse, and refresh the eyes.
Spring is the time for harvesting German chamomile, orange, grapefruit and lime flowers, spring manuka and kanuka, tarata, rose geranium, bay leaves and balm.
That said, the herb German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) appears safe for use as a sleep aid.
Identical looking capsules were prepared containing either pharmaceutical grade German chamomile extract, standardised to a content of 1.
Add five drops of German chamomile essential oil, five drops of lavender and three drops of sandalwood essential oil to this base.