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What is German chamomile?
German chamomile is plant. There are two plants known as chamomile: the more popular German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Roman, or English, chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Both belong to the Asteraceae family. Chamomile is native to Europe and Asia, but today can be found growing in North America and a few other parts of the world. Chamomile is a small plant, usually between 8 to 16 inches in height, and bares little white and yellow flowers.
The entire chamomile plant, or the flowers alone, may be used in herbal preparations. Many ancient cultures including the Roman, Greeks, and Egyptians have used chamomile to relieve a variety of ailments including fevers, abdominal pain, and stroke. The active ingredients found in the flower of chamomile are volatile oils, also know as essential oils and flavonoids.
What is the effective dosage of German chamomile supplementation?
T he effective dosage of German chamomile is 1 to 4 ml (30 to 120 drops) of the glycerite form of German chamomile may be used three times per day or you can take it in a tea form for three times per day using 2 to 3 grams of the herb mixed in boiling water and then let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
What are the benefits of German chamomile supplementation?
• German chamomile is as a muscle relaxant and sleep inducer.
• It is also quite popular for its ability to relieve more minor conditions such as gas, motion sickness, and stomach aches.
• It is used to treat fevers, abdominal pain, and stroke.
• It relieve menstrual cramps in women
• It also has antibacterial properties.
What are the side effects of German chamomile supplementation?
German chamomile is very safe. Highly concentrated chamomile tea may cause vomiting.
• It should be kept away from eyes.
• Those who are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, asters or feverfew should avoid chamomile because it is in the same plant family.