Chamomile Pharmacy - Herbaceous annual plant of the family Compositae. She has a long, strongly branched stem. Flower baskets are convex, unlike other types of chamomile. There is a chamomile pharmacy in many places, often along roadsides, in villages, near housing, on vacant lots. It is grown on private plots.
Inflorescences of chamomile contain essential oils, flavonoids, coumarins, terpenes, ascorbic acid, organic acids and polysaccharides. The most valuable part of chamomile oil is chamazulene. It has anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect. Hamazulen and its synthetic analogs are used in the treatment of rheumatism, bronchial asthma, allergic skin diseases, colitis, gastritis, x-ray burns, and other diseases.
The use of chamomile pharmacy
More often than apply chamomile pharmacy as:
Chamomile is a part of soothing, gastric, carminative fees. Tea from chamomile is recommended to drink at night, it causes a calm, strong sleep. Prepare it this way - 15 grams of dried flowers brewed a liter of boiling water, insist a quarter of an hour. You can drink with honey or sugar. Chamomile tea rinses the mouth and throat, as the essential oil, partially turning into an infusion, has a therapeutic effect.
The enveloping, emollient properties of chamomile preparations are due to the presence in the plant of mucus, which has a significant absorbing capacity, adsorbing various poisons. Mucous substances, in addition, protect the tissues of organs from external stimuli, reducing sensitivity. In this case, spasms of the gastrointestinal tract are removed, pain is reduced, conditions are created for its normal functioning.
Decoctions with chamomile
Apply chamomile pharmacy and how a fresh decoction of chamomile flowers is used to wash ulcers and wounds. Infusion of chamomile is recommended for patients with neurodermatitis, age-related itch, eczema in the form of special charges. In the official medicine, chamomile preparations are used as anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic, diaphoretic, with flatulence, intestinal spasms, diarrhea. At home, the water infusion of chamomile flowers is prepared in such a way - 10 grams of flowers pour a glass of water, insist four hours, a decoction - a tablespoon of flowers pour a glass of boiling water. Obtained forms are filtered and taken inside from one to five tablespoons 2 or 3 times a day. It can be used in the form of lotions and enemas, rinses with inflammation of the throat and mouth.
You can apply chamomile with bruises, rheumatic pains in the joints. To do this, two or three tablespoons of raw materials boil with boiling water to a mushy mass, which in a hot kind is applied to a clean cloth and attached to a sore spot.
Lotion from the infusion of chamomile flowers helps to cleanse the skin from acne, reduce itching, and treat fistulas.
Contraindications to the use of chamomile
Like any product of plant origin, the use of chamomile is limited and has a number of contraindications. There should not be an overdose of the drug containing chamomile extract, decoctions and teas from chamomile, as they can cause uncontrolled outbursts of anger, headache attacks, disruption of the central nervous system, irritability.
Applying chamomile preparations is not recommended for patients suffering from individual intolerance to the plant, an anatomic gastritis, and have a tendency to chronic diarrhea.
Even in the absence of contraindications, the use of chamomile in pregnancy should be accompanied by accurate dosage.