Expectorant: supports the passage of phlegm through bronchial apparatus
Emollient: A substances that soothes or softens external tissues.
Emmenogogue: Stimulates menstual flow and activity
Diuretic: Increases production and elimination of urine.
The Many and Varied Uses of CHAMOMILE
Actions: anti-spasmodic, analgesic (mild), anti-inflammatory, carminative, bitter, anti-emetic, sedative (mild), nervine
Uses: gastro-intestinal spasm, indigestion, loss of appetite, inflammation to respiratory and gastro-intestinal tract, travel sickness, restlessness, nervousness, mild sleep aid, inhibits the formation of ulcers, mild diaphoretic, PMS, nausea, colic in babies (through breast mild), muscle inflammation, side effects of chemo and radiation
External: Facial steam for irritated skin, inflammation and irritation of skin and mucous membranes such as mouth and gums, anal and genital area. Compresses of the fresh pulped flowers for lumbago, gouty joints, sciatica, neuralgia and local inflammations. Baths: strong infusion to water for irritated skin, rashes, eczema
*** The longer you infuse chamomile the more of the bitter properties you will get. Chamomile has a neutral to cooling energy in the body.
Digestive: An herb that promotes or aids in the process of digestion.