Chamomilla is a homeopathic remedy that is also known as 'Matricaria Chamomilla' and as 'German Chamomile. It is considered to be one of the most important homeopathic remedies for children.
The homeopathic remedy matricaria chamomilla (or chamomilla) is believed to help by calming the nervous system. It is used in cases of irritability and bad temper, even in children - for example in cases of the pain and frustration of teething babies. Another indication for chamomilla is a child's irritation becoming worse when the child is looked at and / or spoken to but less severe when the child is soothed by being rocked or carried.
Chamomilla is believed to help in cases of extreme sensitivity to pain.
More about the substance used to prepare chamomilla homeopathic remedy:
Matricaria Chamomilla is an annual flowering plant that also has many other uses in traditional healthcare. It is perhaps best known for its use in the form of chamomile tea. It is from the same family of plants as the common daisy and grows wild across much of Europe and North America.
A sketch of chamomilla in flower is shown belowon the left.
The remedy is prepared using the entire plant.
Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.
There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.
More about Homeopathy:
- Introduction to Homeopathy
- List of pages about specific Homeopathic Remedies
- Bach Flower Remedies, including a list of the Bach Flower Remedies and the Latin names of the Bach Flower Remedies
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