Camomile flowers, whole, organic 50g
Product information "Camomile flowers, whole, organic"
Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomillae europ. flor)., whole flowers, controlled organic cultivation
Externally for (bacterial) skin/mucous membrane diseases (also oral cavity and gums), for inflammatory diseases of the airways; internally for gastrointestinal cramps and inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
Pour 250 ml of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of chamomile flowers, cover and steep for 10 minutes. Drink up to three cups a day. Take as a course of treatment over a period of 6-8 weeks. Poultices, rinses or gargles: 3-10 g chamomile flowers per 100 ml water; baths: 5 g flowers or 0.8 g extract per 1 litre water; inhalation: 6 g flowers or 0.8 g extract per 1 litre water.
Medicinal herb description
Chamomile is one of the most popular medicinal plants in Europe and is so well known that probably everyone knows its typical scent. Many people rightly use camomile for all kinds of ailments, as it can be used as a true jack-of-all-trades. Chamomile has always been used in cosmetics and naturopathy. Originating from Eurasia, it was attributed as a sacred medicinal plant by Nordic peoples to Baldur, the sun god, and even in ancient Egypt it was revered as the flower of the sun god. Unfortunately, it is hardly ever found in the wild anymore, as it loves the vicinity of crops, but is fought against there.
Originating in Southern and Eastern Europe, chamomile is now widespread and thrives in fields, wasteland, fields, rubble patches and also as a cultivated plant.
Compositae = Asteraceae
Chamomile (engl. ), Apfelkraut, Apfelblümlein, Deutsche Kamille, Feldkamille, Ganille, Garnille, Gramillen, Haugenblume, Härmelchen, Heermännle, Helmergen, Helmriegen, Hermel, Hermelin, Herminzel, Kamelle, Kammerblume, Karmille, Kamölln, Kühmelle, Kummerblume, Laugenblume, Mägdeblume, Mariamagdalenakraut, Muskatblume, Mutterkraut, Moderkrud, Remi, Romerei.
The up to 50 cm high, almost glabrous, annual true camomile shoots upright, stalked, often richly branched stems with 2 - 3 pinnate, alternate, elongated leaves with pointed tips. The 1.5 - 3 cm wide flower heads are terminal on the branches. The almost single-rowed, hemispherical sheath consists of 20 - 30 green, elongated, blunt leaflets with narrow, brownish margins. The hollow, initially flat, later conically elongated receptacle is covered with 5-toothed, golden-yellow, tubular disc florets. The approx. 15 tongue-shaped, white marginal flowers appear folded back due to the enlargement of the flower base. The fruits, which are up to 2 mm long, are spread by animals that eat the ripe flower heads and excrete the undigested seeds. Scentless camomile can be distinguished from true camomile by its lack of typical camomile odour, and its hemispherical, pithy head base.
Plant part used:
Medicinally used are the flowers of chamomile in effective dosage.
Active substance/gathering time:
May to August in sunshine
Essential oil, azulene, chamazulene, apiin, bitter substances, flavonoids, tannin, tannic acid, resin, coumarin, borneol, tow, farnesol, herniarin, hyperoside, oleanolic acid, salicylates, salicylic acid, sulphur, thujone, umbelliferone.
Antibacterial, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory) soothing, blood purifying, spasmolytic (antispasmodic), promotes wound healing, deodorant (neutralises bad odour), inhibits bacterial toxins and stimulates skin metabolism, diuretic, analgesic, diaphoretic, tonic.
Patient studies show anti-inflammatory (e.g. in gastritis), antiseptic, antispasmodic and sedative effects associated with the sesquiterpenes and flavonoids. Antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties have also been proven with external application. A growth-inhibiting effect on bacteria and fungi is known here.
Application and dosage:
For skin, mucous membrane diseases, for inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract, for gastrointestinal spasms, inflammations of the gastrointestinal tract ,externally for (bacterial) skin/mucous membrane diseases (also oral cavity and gums), Inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract, anal itching, allergies, asthma, belching, flatulence, cystitis, weak bladder, intestinal colic, diarrhoea, eczema, infected wounds, colds, erysipelas, fever, boils, facial erysipelas, gout, flu, ulcers, shingles, haemorrhoids, lumbago, skin blemishes, cough, sciatica, itching, headaches, swelling of the lymph nodes, tonsillitis, menstrual cramps, bad breath, lactation difficulties, sinusitis, nerve pain, nervousness, neuralgia, rheumatism, colds, insomnia, heartburn, stress, abdominal disorders, constipation, white discharge, wounds.
Internally, the main area of application for camomile is usually the gastrointestinal tract. But chamomile can also be helpful for most other complaints. Chamomile tea relieves stomach aches in small children and adults. If you have an upset stomach, chamomile tea drunk in small sips can work small miracles, because chamomile not only relieves cramps, but also has an antibacterial effect, which makes life difficult for any pathogens that may have been ingested with food. Chamomile tea also helps with diarrhoea, but also with constipation. Chamomile tea can also be drunk in small sips to relieve the symptoms of stomach ulcers. Mild kidney weakness and bladder problems can be relieved by chamomile. Chamomile relaxes the urinary organs, has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect and promotes urine production. For this purpose, one should drink a cup of chamomile tea three times a day as long as the complaints persist. Due to its diuretic properties, chamomile purifies the blood and helps the body to eliminate harmful substances (e.g. uric acid). In this way, chamomile tea can alleviate the symptoms of rheumatic diseases and gout. For this purpose, one should drink a cup of chamomile tea 3 times a day. Chamomile has a calming and relaxing effect and therefore helps with nervous complaints and insomnia. Neuralgic pains such as sciatica or lumbago can also be relieved by chamomile. If necessary, brew a cup of chamomile tea and drink it slowly in as quiet an environment as possible. Chamomile can help with almost all types of respiratory illnesses. This starts with the normal cold with a cold and sore throat and does not end with sinusitis or angina. For this purpose, one should drink a cup of chamomile tea 3 times a day as long as the symptoms persist. You can also sweeten the tea with honey, especially if you also have a cough. A camomile steam bath helps with sinusitis, blocked nose, but also with impure skin and acne. To do this, brew a strong chamomile tea in a bowl. Place the bowl on a table (don't forget a heat-resistant surface). Then sit down in front of it and bend over it. Spread a large towel over your head and the bowl so that the steam can collect. Breathe in the steam for 10-15 minutes and get as close to the hot water as you can stand.
Drunk internally as a tea, chamomile helps with menstrual cramps, late onset of menstruation and insufficient milk production during breastfeeding (together with aniseed).
Chamomile can be used as a sitz bath for vaginal inflammations such as white flow. Sitting baths also help with menstrual cramps and various types of abdominal inflammation.
For inflammations in the mouth, including sore throats, you can gargle or rinse with chamomile tea or diluted chamomile tincture. Even toothache can be temporarily relieved by chamomile rinses. However, the next visit to the dentist should follow quickly.
Externally, camomile can help heal wounds in many ways. When healing wounds with camomile, it must be noted that it has a strong drying effect, which is not desirable in all cases (e.g. with particularly dry skin). In addition, some allergy sufferers have problems with camomile because it irritates the skin somewhat. Otherwise, it can be applied as a tincture or ointment or act as a bath (e.g. sitz bath) or compress in tea form.
Chamomile preparations are not appropriate for eye inflammations because of possible irritating effects. Allergic reactions to chamomile are very rare.
Do not use in cases of known hypersensitivity to daisy plants, e.g. arnica, marigold, yarrow !
Although chamomile itself rarely causes hypersensitivity reactions, cross-reactions may occur.
Do not use in the area of the eyes!
- 50g Camomile flowers, whole, organic