German chamomile

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Ayurvedic medicine
Chamomile has been used for women’s complaints, indigestion and colicky children.

Herbal medicine
An annual herb, the flowers of which contain choline, coumarins (e.g., umbelliferone), cyanogenic glycosides, flavonoids (e.g., rutin), salicylate derivatives, tannins and volatile oils (e.g., bisabolol and chamazulene). Chamomile is administered as a tea, extract, tincture or ointment. German chamomile tea is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anxiolytic, carminative, expectorant and sedative; it has been used to treat acne, anxiety, asthma, bacterial and fungal infections, colicky infants, diarrhoea, flatulence, gout, headaches, indigestion, insomnia, irritable bowel, menstrual cramping, pruritus, rheumatic disease and sciatica. In Russia, Roman chamomile is used for colds, gastric complaints, colitis, as a sedative gargle, and topically for eczema and inflammation.

Most herbalists use German chamomile and Roman chamomile interchangeably.
See Chamomilla.
An essence in the pseudoscience of flower therapy which is believed to balance emotions, calm nerves and brighten moods.
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German chamomile

An annually flowering member of the aster family (Matricaria recutita). Teas made from the flower are used as a mild sedative, an astringent, a cosmetic hair rinse, an analgesic, and an antispasmodic in the treatment of colic, indegestion, and irritable bowel syndrome, . Oils extracted from the plant are used in alternative and complementary medicine to relieve itch. Some people are sensitive to the plant's oilsand may develop contact dermatitis after exposure. Synonym: wild chamomile
See also: chamomile
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Natural Medicines rates German chamomile's evidence for inhibition of liver enzymes as "D" level, an anecdotal and minor interaction.
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Presently, an inter-disciplinary research project supported by the Federal Government is running to investigate the genetics of German chamomile and to establish hybrid breeding for improving the chamomile yields by the use of heterosis.
The German chamomile should be harvested when most of flowers have been grown.
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The major herbs grown for use by the Ministry this season include oregano, calendula, Japanese mint, German chamomile, aloe vera, eucalyptus, banana leaves and turmeric.
Another powerful herb is German Chamomile (this isn't the same as the chamomilla mentioned earlier).
* Chamomile: Use freshly dried German chamomile, distinguished by a hollow, not solid, yellow center of the little flower head.
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Patients were given either pharmaceutical-grade German chamomile extract standardized to 1.2% apigenin or 220 mg, or placebo.
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Identical looking capsules were prepared containing either pharmaceutical grade German chamomile extract, standardised to a content of 1.2% apigenin or placebo.