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Chamomile Tea Glaucoma
Prozac (fluoxetine) ; Chamomile: The simple answer is yes. Enjoy your cup of tea. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ›
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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