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Chamomile: natural ingredient of Humor

Chamomile has antispasmodic and sedative properties and is very effective to hold the muscular contractions of the stomach and the intestine caused by tension and anxiety. Chamomile is also suitable for the treatment of any type of colic renal and biliary colic for its outcome analgesic and relaxing.

The properties of chamomile
  • Enteric tonic and carminative. As might be considered paradoxical, chamomile promotes the motility of the digestive tract and has a regulating intestinal function
  • The plant is suitable in case of indigestion or heavy digestion and calms the excessive satiety
  • Stimulates menstrual function regolarizzandone the size and regularity, also relieving the pain
  • Febrifuge, it is recommended for anyone who has a fever, especially to children, because it helps lower the temperature and stimulates sweating
  • Analgesic against headaches and neuralgia
  • Allergy, it has successful on allergic responses such as asthma, rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis. Its validity has been documented scientifically.

In chamomile there is an active ingredient called azulene which has the particularity to inhibit the formation of histamine and adjust the effect of serotonin. Serotonin is a neuro transmitter with multiple activities. An important function of the serotonin is that of reducing the nervous circulation and induce a regular sleep.
The incapacitation to sleep can be caused by a lack of serotonin. The chamomile has been inserted in the formula of Humor in order to optimize the activity of serotonin.

Principal activities

The principal activities of chamomile are: aromatic, bittering, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic, ulcer-protective, soothing, anti-microbial.

Therapeutic use

The chamomile is indicated for peptic activity, headaches and insomnia, dysmenorrhea, menopausal problems, irritation of the skin, eczema, dermatitis, conjunctivitis (external use). As spasmolytic and carminative is appropriate in digestive colic (colitis, flatulence ...) and in case of modification of the bacterial flora as, for exampleconsequently to a treatment with antibiotics, as adjuvant in the regeneration (3:00 to 4:00 cups of infusion).

Chamomile: natural ingredient of Humor

Therapeutic use (To be continued ...)

Of notable interest are the bittering and the aromatic characteristics of the plant, as they can facilitate the digestive process. The use of chamomile is thought of as a preventive and therapeutic in cases of ulcer and acute and permanent inflammation of the gastrointestinal mucosa. One of the active ingredients and more specifically the alpha-bisabolol, contrasts with gastric ulceration caused by different agents such as stress, alcohol, indomethacin.

Chamomile is always understood as a vegetable with antispasmodic activity and especially indicated to control events such as intestinal colic and dysmenorrhea. Enjoys an evident anti-inflammatory quality and ulcer protective, antibacterial and antispasmodic.

Active principles of the chamomile
  • Flavonoids: (over 8%) including apigenin and luteolin, many methoxylated flavones and flavonols
  • Essential oil: 0.4-2% not less than 4 mg / kg - bisabolol, bisabolone oxide, bisabolol oxide A, B and C and chamazulene. Sesquiterpene lactones as a matricin, matricarine, desacetyl matricarine
  • Phenolic acids are in force in small numbers on the flower heads and include caffeic acid, anisic acid and vanillic
  • Polysaccharides: three fractions were identified hydro-solubil polysaccharide comprising a fructan polysaccharide on the model of inulin, pectins some type of ramnogalatturano and 4-Oglucuronossilano.
the major pharmacological meanings of the chamomile can be:
  • Anti inflammatory (antiphlogistic); at local level is to be assigned mainly to the presence of flavonoids and in particular apigenin-7-glucoside, which is the most relevant of the flavonoids of the chamomile. Together with luteolin, in addition to the inhibition of vascular events related to inflammation, in a manner symptomatic also contains the constituent cellular inflammatory of the manifestation, namely the penetration of proinflammatory leukocytes into inflamed tissues
  • Carminative activity: to the manner of the other carminative herbs, camomile has the ability to decrease gaseous mixtures enteric. Such a result carminative probably has a link with the antispasmodic action. Considerable are also the bittering and aromatic properties of the plant in order to assist the digestive process.
Healthy quality
  • Digestive complications, peptic ulcers, enteritis, colitis, bloating, spastic manifestations of the digestive tract
  • Migraine, insomnia
  • Problems related to menopause, dysmenorrhea
  • Irritation of the skin, eczema
  • Conjunctivitis (external use)
  • Irritation and catarrh of the nasopharyngeal cavity and bronchial tubes (inhalation).