How does Roman Chamomile work?
Roman chamomile contains chemicals that can help decrease gas (flatulence), relax muscles, and cause sedation. Depending on the dose it can either relieve or cause nausea.
Are there safety concerns?
Roman chamomile seems safe for most people when used orally for medicinal purposes and in foods. In large amounts it can cause vomiting. It can also cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, or similar herbs.
Do not use Roman chamomile if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You are allergic to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, or similar herbs.
Dosing considerations for Roman Chamomile.
The appropriate dose of Roman chamomile depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Roman chamomile. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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