Pharmacy chamomile is an annual plant that belongs to the Aster family. Flowers in baskets are used as medicinal raw materials. They accumulate the greatest amount of biologically active substances at the beginning of flowering. Pharmacy chamomile is used as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic, analgesic, antimycotic, epithelial and antiallergic agent for many diseases.
What diseases are treated with chamomile pharmacy
The chemical composition of chamomile pharmacy includes: essential oils, coumarin compounds, choline, organic acids, polysaccharides, vitamins, mineral salts. But the most valuable biologically active substance is chamazulene, which has anti-inflammatory, emollient and anti-allergic properties.
In the form of an infusion, chamomile is used to treat the digestive tract, spastic colitis, gastritis, liver diseases, respiratory organs and mucous membranes. It is rational to use water extracts of chamomile as part of complex therapy for cholelithiasis, flatulence, diarrhea, accompanied by colic, pain, cramps. In addition, chamomile is used for inflammatory diseases of the genital organs and urinary tract, with toxicosis in pregnant women on the recommendation of a doctor.
For diseases of the throat, mouth, gums, a decoction and an aqueous extract of chamomile are used for rinsing. Inflorescence gruel is used for compresses for skin diseases, accompanied by a violation of the integrity of the skin.
Rheumatism, arthrosis, arthritis, gout, are treated with chamomile baths. Baths can be used for a long period without interruption.
For acute gastritis, peppermint, valerian rhizomes, marsh calamus and fennel are added to chamomile. The complex collection quickly relieves inflammation, normalizes acidity, improves digestion and has an antispasmodic effect.
Stomach and duodenal ulcers are treated with a decoction of chamomile, St. All ingredients are taken in equal parts, mixed thoroughly and brewed two tablespoons per half a liter of boiling water, insisted in a thermos for an hour, used half a glass 6 times a day 30 minutes before meals.
Contraindications to the use of chamomile pharmacy
Pharmacy chamomile is contraindicated in mental disorders, as it can provoke an exacerbation of the symptoms of the disease. From taking decoctions and infusions of chamomile should be abandoned for headaches with an unexplained pathogenesis. During pregnancy and lactation, consult a doctor before using medicinal plants.
It is not recommended to use chamomile for the treatment of babies in the first year of life. Using decoctions and infusions with chamomile, it is worth observing the exact dosage. Exceeding doses leads to irritability, headaches and insomnia.