Other Uses

The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia (1983) recommends chamomile for flatulent nervous dyspepsia, travel sickness, nasal catarrh, nervous diarrhoea and restlessness. Externally, chamomile is recommended for haemorrhoids, mastitis and leg ulcers. The specific indication is for gastrointestinal disturbance with nervous irritability in children and for teething and colic in infants.

Commission E approves the use of inhalations for inflammation and irritation of the respiratory tract and baths and irrigations for anogenital inflammation (Blumenthal etal 2000). ORAL MUCOSITIS

Methotrexate-induced oral mucositis in a 76-year-old woman was successfully treated by chamomile mouthwash in a recently reported case study (Mazokopakis et al 2005).

The mouthwash consisted of 8 g of flower heads steeped in 1000 mL of boiling water for 1 5 minutes and then used as a gargle four times daily.

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