Look for sweet dreams and a happy tummy with this soothing herb. Chamomile has been used throughout the ages to help relieve stomach upset while lulling us to sleep. It is probably one of the most relaxing herbs in the Western world, so when anxiety and tension cause digestive problems such as bloating, belching and gas, look to chamomile for relief. Chamomile produces pretty flowers, but potent medicine.
Each ml contains 250 mg of organically grown chamomile flowers (Chamomilla recutita). It is a 1:4 flower extract in a non-medicinal base of 40% gluten-free grain alcohol and purified water.
Chamomile is used in Herbal Medicine to help promote sleep and relieve mild digestive upset.
It can take time for chamomile's wondrous medicine to have an effect. Try it for at least 4 weeks before deciding whether it works for you. To remove the alcohol for children, add the recommended dose to half a cup of boiled water. The alcohol will evaporate away. Let cool and stir in some honey or a splash of juice for a yummy, soothing drink!
For best results, take chamomile on an empty stomach, which means about 15 minutes before a meal or snack, or at least 1 hour after.
Children aged 2-9: take 2 ml, 1 time per day. To dispense, fill the dropper half way, which gives you 1 ml. Repeat to get 2 ml, and then the third time only dispense half of what you pull into the dropper to get the last half ml.
Adolescents aged 10-14: take 4 ml, 1 time per day.
Ages 15 and over: take 4 ml, 2 times per day. For best absorption, squirt the tincture under your tongue and hold it there for a few seconds, then swallow. If you want to remove the alcohol, prepare by adding the dosage to hot water.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women can follow the dosage for ages 15 and over, but may want to prepare it in hot water to evaporate the alcohol.
Caution: Do not use chamomile if you are allergic to plants of the daisy family. Allergic reaction to chamomile has been known to occur - if this happens, please discontinue use. And always talk to your healthcare practitioner if your symptoms hang on or get worse!