Chamomilla is used in the treatment of symptoms that affect the mental or emotional health of a person. It is indicated in the cases of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders) in which the patients suffer from a hyperactive and impulse behavior. It can also help to relieve other behavioral disorders characterized by irritability, restlessness, agitation, and peevishness. It can also be used to obtain relief from spasms and colic in the abdomen.

HOW IT WORKS

Chamomilla works by producing a soothing effect on the brain. It controls irritability and hyperactivity.

THINGS TO KNOW

Chamomilla is prepared from the plant, Chamomilla Matricaria, which bears small daisy-like flowers. It is native to the temperate Asian countries and Europe. Chamomilla is used as a gentle aid for including sleep and relieving digestive complaints.

INDICATIONS & USES

  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Irritability
  • Loss of memory
  • Lack of attention span
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive troubles

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE

Patients can use Chamomilla in a dose of 4 to 5 pills, 3 to 4 times a day. The dose may vary depending on the duration of the condition and its severity. It should be taken for a few months continuously to derive its benefits.

BENEFITS & EFFECTIVENESS

Chamomilla can be used to control hyperactive and irritable behavior in children and adults. It can also be used to treat insomnia. The use of Chamomilla has been found to be beneficial for the patients who suffer from digestive disturbances.

Behavioral disorders

Chamomilla can be used in the management of behavioral disorders such as ADHD. Children and adults who have trouble paying attention or find it hard to control his or her behavior are diagnosed with this condition.

ADHD is a common mental disorder that can affect children and continue into their adulthood. A person suffering from ADHD finds it hard to focus or concentrate, talks without a break and finds it hard to stay still due to the hyperactivity of the brain and restlessness. The use of Chamomilla can be beneficial for controlling these symptoms. It calms the brain and controls its hyperactivity. (1)

A child suffering from ADHD also shows increased levels of inattention, impulsive behavior, and hyperactivity than the other children of the same age. This affects their school performance and behavior at home. A regular use of Chamomilla can provide significant relief from these symptoms. It can help them improve their academic and professional performance and enhance the quality of their life.

It is also used to control whining restlessness and piteous moaning in children. It can increase the ability of children and adults to work with the patience and prevent their tendency for intolerance to anything.

The active ingredients and volatile oils in this herb such as bisabolol, matricin, and bisabolol oxides A and B as well as strong flavonoids such as apigenin can protect the nervous system against any damage and enhance the brain functions. It can improve the memory, attention span and concentration of patients.

Abdominal discomfort

Chamomilla can be used to relieve muscle spasms. Hence, it is used for the treatment of abdominal colic and cramps.  Additionally, it can also increase the levels of glycine, which possesses soothing and calming properties. It can reduce muscle spasms. (2)

Chamomilla is also indicated for the treatment of gastric disorders. It can soothe the stomach pain and relieve nausea and vomiting. It can relax the muscles in the lining of the stomach and intestines and support the digestion. Hence, it can be used to treat indigestion. The use of this remedy can help to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Insomnia

Chamomilla has been found to promote sleep. It can soothe the irritated nerves and help a person enjoy sound sleep. Hence, it is used for treating insomnia. (3)

SAFETY & TOXICOLOGY

Chamomilla has been found to be safe when used based on the indications. It is not known to cause any serious side effects.