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Actions: anti-spasmodic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, vulnerary, aromatic, bitter, diaphoretic, nervice, sedative, tonic Indications: Chamomile is a safe, gentle sedative for children and adults. It's relaxing properties make it useful for anxiety and insomnia. It is excellent for gas and indigestion, especially where there is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Preparation and dosage:
Powder: 1 - 3 teaspoons may be blended into a smoothie or taken mixed with honey.
Tincture: take 1 teaspoon, 3 x daily.
Tea: blend 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls of the flowers into 1 cup boiling water, just off the boil. Steep 10 minutes, covered. Drink 3 x daily.
Matricaria recutita flowers whole