German and English Chamomile is one of the prettiest herbs and flavorful at that! This herb relieves fever, abdominal pain, menstrual cramps, and gastrointestinal problems such as gas. It helps to relieve motion sickness, stomach aches, irritation from chest colds, ulcers, and heartburn. Chamomile treats strokes, slow-healing wounds, abscesses, ulcerative colitis, gum inflammation and gingivitis, psoriasis, and eczema. Use chamomile to treat chicken pox as well! It is safe for babies in that it can be used for diaper rash and colic. It is great for sore throats, anxiety, acne, and depression. Chamomile is a muscle relaxant and sleep inducer (mild sedative). It is antibacterial and prevents sores in the mouth when used as a mouthwash. It also soothes the nervous system and promotes digestion.
Contains: Vitamin A, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Flavonoids
Cautions: Not for people with asthma, diabetics, pregnant women, or women with breast or uterine cancer. It is not to be used before dental surgery. Drinking large amounts can cause vomiting. Don’t take with blood thinners or blood pressure medication as it lowers the blood pressure.
Directions: As a poultice for acne and diaper rash: mix powdered herb with water.
Children: under 18 take half the adult dose and under 5 take half a cup of tea a day. To relieve colic: 1 to 2 oz of tea per day.
Adults: 1 cup boiling water over 2-3 heaping TBSP, steep 10-15 minutes and drink 3-4 times a day between meals.