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 precautions
People allergic to other plants or essential oils:
– Chamomile contains an allergen component, sesquiterpene lactones, common in the plants of the Compositae family. Individuals allergic to other plants in the daisy family may also be chamomile.
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.
– As anti-inflammatory it is safe and effective an infusion up 3g of the entire head of dry flowers in 250ml of boiling water, take three to four times daily.
Chamomile. External use
– Washes, lotions, enemas, etc..: 12 to 50g per 1 liter of chamomile water
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31 May, 2022