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Chamomile And Spearmint Tea Benefits
Is smoking sleepytime tea dangerous? It contains chamomile, spearmint, lemon grass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, hawthorn, rosebud
Smoking is no good: Amon king at all is detrimental to your health now you are 17. Better reconsider and find a good sport to play ...Read more
Benefits of chamomil: Although best known as a muscle relaxant and antispasmodic, chamomile is also believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory capabilities. The plant's healing properties come from its daisylike flowers, which contain volatile oils (including bisabolol, bisabolol oxides a and b, and matricin) as well as flavonoids (particularly a compound called apinegin) and other therapeutic substances. ...Read more
Tea effects: I don't know that any one has really measured the metabolism of constituents in chamomile; there are multiple ones that are probably active. If you're using this for a medicinal purpose (indigestion, relaxation, etc) you may make a strong tea & use it 3-4 times a day. It is safe unless you're allergic to compositae (the botanical family it belongs to.). ...Read more
St John's Wort:
St John's Wort is used for Depression.
Chamomile Tea is used for relaxation.
It is suggested that German Chamomile and St. John's Wort should not be taken at the same time. If they are used together and sedation increases to an unsafe level, either German Chamomile or St. John's wort or both may need to be stopped.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation
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Chamomile: A teaspoon to a cup of whole or crushed. ...Read more
No, that is fine.: Chamomile has many benefits. It can be used to v abdominal cramps, improve pms/ menstrual cramps, to help abort migraine headaches (if used early on) & to v restlessness associated w sleep. It can v mild anxiety. It has been used topically for burns. It can cause drowsiness or allergic reactions (ragweed)it is not recommended during pregnancy or if taking blood thinning medications. ...Read more
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Chamomile tea: I agree with dr. Fowler about the uses of chamomile tea. German chamomile (matricaria recutita) may be more potent & more frequently available. It's safe and useful for adults with indigestion, intestinal spasms (even colic in babies), and as a relaxant for before bed. For medicinal strength you need 3-5 tea bags in 8 oz of hot water, steeped for at least 10-15 min. Stevia may help the taste. ...Read more
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Chamomile is calming: Many people benefit from the calming effects of chamomile tea and it should not harm you taken on a regular basis. Chamomile tea is non caffeinated and a popular herbal remedy for anxiety used by millions of people in the US. You may benefit from melatonin in a 5mg dose if your sleep is disturbed by a circadian rhythm disorder due to travel or shift work. Normal melatonin levels decline with age! ...Read more
I have been taking Chamomile Tea for several months. I noticed my INR went from. 9 to 1.1. Could this be a factor?
Chamomile: Anthemis nobilis is the herb responsible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chamomile: Some have used topical chamomile for eczema, but formal studies of this are lacking. This is not the same as drinking the tea -- for which i've found no references for skin conditions. Anise is a spice, used for flavoring and to promote digestion. I could find nothing about drinking anise tea for skin concerns. ...Read more
Listen to your body: They are both safe to try. See which works the best for you. There is wonderful list in healing digetive disorders by andrew gaeddert called the kitchen pharmacy. For intestinal gas 1 t of dried thyme leaves steeped for five minutes makes a very effective tea. ...Read more
Many of the over the counter things work for some people.
There are no double blind studies done to support the use of this, but I may work for some people.
A two week trial will give you your answer. ...Read more
Can't estimate: Length of time. It is best for mild insomnia. Chamomile contains a flavonoid called apigenin which helps to relax the body & decrease brain activity. Studies show that chamomile can reduce the time it takes to fall asleep, increase depth of sleep & decrease middle awakenings. Steep tea for at least 10 to 15 minutes & drink 30 to 45 minutes before sleep to help with insomnia. ...Read more