Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

Chamomile Matricaria recutita

Something about the smell of this divine little flower brings instant comfort especially on slow wintery mornings. That feeling may just have a little something to do with one of Chamomiles key bioactive constituents, a powerful flavonoid – apigenin which since ancient times has been soothing our minds and our nervous systems.

Chamomile is one of the most widely used and well documented medicinal plants worldwide not only for its sedative action (let’s face it who doesn’t need some of that these days), but it also acts like a nice warm hug for your insides.

To break it down, the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, healing and soothing affects may help improve conditions and their symptoms such as IBS, Gastro-oesophageal reflux, peptic ulcer, as well as nausea, motion sickness, basically all aspects of digestive discomfort this herb has it all covered.

You know that feeling when nerves kick and suddenly nausea follows? Yep that’s your enteric nervous system in your gut talking to your brain, and that is where Chamomile can help bring the calm in more ways than one.

Historically, Chamomile may also help relive restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, and if used topically can promote wound healing, soothe dermatitis and more.

Actions: Anti-Inflammatory, spasmolytic, mild sedative, carminative, vulnerary, diaphoretic, anti-ulcer

Indications: IBS, nervous dyspepsia, motion sickness, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastro-oesophageal reflux, Gastro-Intestinal Inflammation. Topically for dermatitis, mouth ulcers and wounds.

Pregnancy / Breastfeeding safe: Yes

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PMID: 21132119