TOXICITY OF CHAMOMILE
Is chamomile poisonous?
Chamomile is not a toxic plant. However, prolonged or excessive consumption of their infusions or essential oils can cause gastrointestinal irritation with vomiting sensation.
Chamomile. Consumer precautionsPeople allergic to other plants or essential oils:
Chamomile. Pregnant women
The essential oil of chamomile contains two active principles, chamazulene and bisabolol, with anti-inflammatory properties. These substances have also neurotoxic and uterotonic action, so chamomile essential oil should be used with caution and it is not suitable for pregnant women.
Contact with eyes:
- Skin creams based on chamomile should not come into direct contact with eyes.
Recommended dosage of chamomile products
Chamomile. Internal use- The Commission E recommends, provided there is no medical contraindication, infusions of up to 3g of whole dried flower head, three to four times a day between meals.
Chamomile. External use
- Washes, lotions, enemas, etc..: 12 to 50g per 1 liter of chamomile water
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