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Why Do People Use Chamomile?
Orally - Chamomile, also known as German Chamomile, is used in the form of a number of preparations, like chamomile powder, and for number of purposes. Chamomile is utilized for travel sickness, flatulence, allergic rhinitis, nasal mucous membrane inflammation, insomnia, fibromyalgia, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), diarrhea and restlessness. Chamomile powder is also used for gastrointestinal (GI) spasms, as an antispasmodic for menstrual cramps, colic and also for inflammatory diseases of the GI tract.
Topically - Chamomile is used topically for mastitis, leg ulcers, hemorrhoids, for general skin infections, mucous membrane inflammation and anogenital. It is also utilized for the treatment of mouth and gum diseases caused by bacteria, for preventing or treating chemotherapy- or radiation-induced oral mucositis.
As an Inhalant - Chamomile is utilized for irritation and inflammation of respiratory tract.
In Beverages & Foods - Chamomile powder is used both in food items and beverages as a flavoring agent.
In Manufacturing - Chamomile is utilized as an essential ingredient in mouthwashes, soaps and cosmetics products.
Is It Safe To Use?
Possibly Safe - Oral and short term consumption of Chamomile powder is considered safe when used in an amount generally found in food items. Chamomile has achieved Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in the United States. Some proofs have suggested that Chamomile is safe when used for as much as 8 weeks. The safety of Chamomile powder is not known when used for periods more than 8 weeks. Moreover, the topical use of Chamomile may elicit some side effects, especially when used near eyes.
Likely safe for Children - Short term (up to one week), oral and appropriate usage of Chamomile is considered safe for children. It has been proved through some recent studies that a particular multi-ingredient preparation containing 164 mg of fennel, 178 mg of chamomile and 97 mg of lemon balm may be safe for children for maximum one week.
For Breastfeeding and Pregnant Females - Use of Chamomile is not advised in the conditions mentioned above
How Effective Is Chamomile?
Likely Effective for Colic - A clinical experiment has suggested that breast feeding children with colic who were provided with a particular multi ingredient product containing 164 mg of fennel, 178 mg chamomile powder and 97 mg of lemon balm two times every day for week cried less due to pain as compared to placebo.
Dyspepsia - Specific preparations containing Chamomile appear to provide significant relief from the symptoms of dyspepsia. The combination includes Chamomile with clown's mustard plant, peppermint leaf, licorice, caraway, celandine, milk thistle, lemon balm and angelica. Results of a study showed that using 1ml of this combination thrice every day for 4 weeks can significantly decrease the severity of symptoms associated with dyspepsia.
Oral mucositis. Using a chamomile oral rinse (Kamillosan Liquidum) might help prevent or treat mucositis induced by radiation therapy and some types of chemotherapy. chamomile oral rinse seems to prevent or treat mucositis secondary to radiation therapy and some types of chemotherapy including asparaginase (Elspar), cisplatin (CDDP, Platinol-AQ), cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar), daunorubicin (DaunoXome), doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Rubex), etoposide (VP-16, Etopophos, VePesid, Toposar), hydroxyurea (Hydrea), mercaptopurine (6-MP, Purinethol), methotrexate (MTX, Rheumatrex), procarbazine (MIH, Mutlane), and vincristine (VCR, Oncovin, Vincasar). However, the rinse doesn't seem to be better than placebo for preventing fluorouracil (5-FU)-induced oral mucositis.
Oral Mucositis - Utilizing a chamomile oral wash may be beneficial for the treatment of therapy induced mucositis. Use of Chamomile mouth wash seems to treat or prevent mucositis induced by cisplatin (CDDP, Platinol-AQ), daunorubicin (DaunoXome), hydroxyurea (Hydrea), etoposide (Toposar, VePesid, Etopophos), methotrexate (Rheumatrex), mercaptopurine (Purinethol), asparaginase (Elspar), doxorubicin (Rubex and Adriamycin), vincristine (Vincasar, Oncovin) and procarbazine (Mutlane). But the rinse doesn't appears to be better than placebo for preventing fluorouracil-induced oral mucositis.
Likely Ineffective for Dermatitis - Topical application of Chamomile cream doesn’t appear to prevent dermatitis problems induced by radiation of cancer therapy.
How Chamomile Works?
Flowers are the most effective part of Chamomile. The active ingredients of Chamomile powder are coumarins and apigenin quercetin, chamazulene, the essential oils matricin, bisaboloid oxides and alpha bisaboloid.
Chamomile may have anti-inflammatory impacts on human body. Recent clinical experiments have suggested that it can suppress the activity of enzymes like lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase, which ultimately lessens leukotrienes and prostaglandins production. Apigenin and Quercetin in Chamomile can reduce histamine release from mast cells.
The role of Chamomile powder in inducing sedation is still unclear. Initial studies recommend that apigenin can bind to receptors of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), causing sedation in a fashion similar as most of the sedatives. Other experiments propose that apigenin doesn't influence GABA receptors.
According to some recent clinical experiments, Chamomile liquid extract may repress morphine dependence and withdrawal potentially by enhancing the level of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (c-AMP). Some other studies also propose that extract of chamomile flower taken orally may have an antipruritic impact. Also Chamomile can decrease the rate of gut peristalsis.
According to some initial confirmations, chamomile powder may have antiestrogen impacts. It also appears to stimulate osteoblast activity.
What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Chamomile?
ORAL - The side effects of utilization of Chamomile may range from minor side effects to serious side effects like anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity reactions.
Bisabolol, a major constituent of Chamomile, doesn’t seem to have teratogenic activity, as proved by human studies. Individuals who are sensitive to the plants of Compositae / Asteraceae family may show exacerbated side effects by the use of Chamomile powder. Plant members of this family include ragweed, daisies marigolds, chrysanthemums, and some other herbs as well.
TOPICAL usage of Chamomile may be responsible for some adverse effects like eczema and allergic dermatitis.
How Chamomile Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?
Herbs and Supplements with Sedative Impacts - Using a combination of Chamomile powder with herbs and supplements with sedative properties might increase chances of side effects. Few of these supplements and herbs include Jamaican dogwood, kava, skullcap, calamus, hops yerba mansa, California poppy, catnip, valerian and others.
How Chamomile Interacts With Drugs?
Chamomile can interact with following drugs and show variable effects:
• CNS Depressants
• Contraceptive Drugs
• Cytochrome Substrates
• Tamoxifen (Nolvadex)
• Warfarin (Coumadin)
How Chamomile Interacts With Foods?
How Chamomile Interacts With Lab Tests?
Chamomile can only interact with creatinine test and can increase the urinary excretion of creatinine.
How Chamomile Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?
Chamomile powder may interacts with following diseases or conditions:
• Hormone Sensitive
What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Chamomile?
ORAL - For dyspepsia - A special product combination of chamomile with many other herb has been used in a dose of 1mL thrice every day. For colic issues in children - A special combination of various products containing 97 mg of lemon balm, 164 mg of fennel and 178 mg of chamomile has been used two times each days for whole week.
TOPICAL - For radio or chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis an oral solution made in 100 mL warm water with 10-15 drops of chamomile liquid extract. This solution can be used thrice every day.
Chamomile is annually grown in few regions of Asia and Europe. Chamomile has a mild apple-like scent. The name chamomile is Greek in origin, which means Earth apple.
General Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.