Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

Crazy about chamomile

Provides information on the medicinal benefits of chamomile. Medical history; Treatment for the common cold; Relief of morning sickness and vomiting; Soothing of cramps and painful menstruation.

Chamomile a Better Digestive Than Sleep Aid

Chamomile is to Germany what ginseng is to China--a panacea. And though it may not be quite that versatile, it seems to do a lot, from calming an upset stomach to soothing mouth sores and skin inflammation. Many herbalists cite chamomile as a good "beginner herb" for those testing the waters of herbal remedies--probably as much for its safety as for its effectiveness.

Herb profile: chamomile

Focuses on the herb, chamomile. Medicinal uses of chamomile; Common used varieties of chamomile; Effectiveness of chamomile in reducing spasms and toning the uterus in female complaints.

Got cramps? get chamomile

Sipping chamomile tea may ease more than your mind: The mild, flowery brew could help soothe the pain of menstrual cramps, according to new research from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. For two weeks, 14 study participants drank five cups of chamomile tea each day and provided daily urine samples. Those samples bad elevated levels of glycine, an amino acid that's been shown to relieve muscle spasms and relax the uterus.

The chamomile mystery, solved

Presents information on the mystery behind the beneficial effects of chamomile teas. Views of Elaine Holmes, a chemist at the Imperial College London in England, on chamomile; Recommended intake...

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