Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chamomile

I love Chamomile tea.  I like the taste and I love the smell.  I have read many things about Chamomile being a nervine herb for kids and that it can help to settle the stomach and relieve gas.  Last week my four month was fussy; it was obvious he had a stomach ache.  I couldn't tell if it was gas or if he was constipated.  So, I made a weak Chamomile tea infusion.  I put it in a baby bottle and let him drink a little.  He did not turn it away, so I let him drink as much as he wanted (it was less than an ounce.)  An hour later he had a bowel movement.  After that he was back to his happy self!  Because I breastfeed, I could have drank it and then when he nursed he would have gotten some but I wanted it to start working a little quicker and that is why I gave it to him straight. 

Chamomile can calm the nerves of children and adults.  If you feel restless when it is time for bed, drink a cup of Chamomile tea to help settle you down.  After making the weak infusion for my baby, I had some leftover so I poured it into a glass and told my other little ones they could drink it if the wanted. 

As with anything else, I would never give herbs to anyone without first doing my research.  If you have any questions or comments please place them below and I will answer them as soon as I get a chance.

3 comments:

  1. I suppose this will help anyone get a good nights sleep then. Do you know if the Chamomile will affect any medications?

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  2. It may interact with anticoagulant drugs.

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