CONTRAINDICATIONS OF CHAMOMILE
What are the contraindications of chamomile?
Infusion and chamomile essential oil can interact with certain types of drugs:
- They can increase the effect of sedative substances such as benzodiazepines and anxiolytics.
- They enhance the effect of coumarin anticoagulants (warfarin).
- They should not be combined with alcohol due to its weak anxiolytic action.
Whom is chamomile contraindicated for?
- People who are allergic to pollen. Individuals who suffer from allergic rhinitis, allergy to ragweed, chrysanthemums and other pollen allergies should use chamomile with caution.
- Children under 5 years. Essential oil use is contraindicated in children due to the allergenic power of essential oil components. Infusions are not contraindicated.
- Pregnant women. Chamomile essential oil has uterotonic action. Their use could cause abortion.
Chamomile: When consulting with the doctor?
- If you are taking sedative medication or anticoagulants.
- If you are allergic to any plant or its essential oil.
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