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Roman Chamomile

Roman chamomile is a plant whose flower heads are used to make herbal medicine.

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›  Health benefits

Roman chamomile is used for digestive disorders, such as vomiting, loss of appetite and gas. It also can be used as a cream/ointment for skin issues such as cracked nipples, sore gums or irritated skin, or in a steam bath for inhalation to treat sinus issues. Scientific evidence has not been conclusive enough to say that roman chamomile works medically in all cases. More information is needed, but there have been claims that roman chamomile contains chemicals that may help fight cancer and diabetes.

›  How much do I need?

The appropriate dose depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

›  Dietary supplements

It can also be used in food as an extract or essential oil for flavoring. Roman chamomile is likely safe to ingest in small amounts but and could make skin itchy and red when applied topically.

Source: National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine

Please consult your health care provider before making changes to your vitamin/supplement regimen.

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