German Chamomile: (Matricaria chamomilla)

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Posted by Roberta ( on October 06, 1999 at 13:03:27:

In Reply to: Tanacetum Partenium Schultz, or matricaria posted by Maryse on October 06, 1999 at 12:04:51:

I am reposting this message from the archives for your information. I see from PEP's message he is referring to the herb chamomile.
If you have a natural health practitoner you might want to confer with them about taking this herb.
" have found that taking tincture of german chamomile(7 drops under the tongue at onset of headache)will lessen the severity of the headache as well as bring a measure of relaxation to the sufferer and ease the nausea. German chamomile is a known anti-inflammitory, anodyne(pain reliever), and "tummy soothing" herb. As a tea it is wonderfully calming. I usually mix chamomile and peppermint tea together for a morning tea after a particularily bad night or if I am experiencing a early morning cluster. Hay fever sufferers are CAUTIONED about taking chamomile as it is in the family of ragweed. The suggested tincture dose is 7 ml.(15 drops) 3 times per day. If you use it as I have suggested (7 drops under the tongue at onset) then you could use it for 2 or three headaches per day without going over the recommended dose. As with any herb, you should take a rest from it periodically - ie: take for 6 days, off 7th day, take for 6 weeks, off 1 week, take for 6 months, off 1 month. I have found that if taken for a long time or in large doses, chamomile will affect the female hormonal cycle. However as a side effect(considering the side effects of some pharm.drugs)"

Hope this helps
take care

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