When you should not take chamomile?
- 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 plants or essential oils. Individuals allergic to other plants in the daisy family may also be the same to chamomile.
- 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?
Before using chamomile preparations, you should consult your doctor :
- If you are taking sedative medication or anticoagulants.
- If you are allergic to any plant or its essential oil.
More information about chamomile.
3 February, 2021