External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Chamomile

Synonyms
Matricaria chamomilla flos
Composition
Chamomile flowers
Manufacturer(s)
Tea from natural food shops, chemists, nature

Guiding principle

Kamille
Picture: Ann Sommer-Solheim

True chamomile can be distinguished from others by the cushion of air between the florets and the receptacle. The delicate white corolla around the golden yellow florets, the discreet little leaves and the branching stalks give the whole plant an airy quality, which we can recognize in its healing aspect. It primarily affects organs hampered by blockages of air, such as when air is trapped in the stomach or intestines, or in a congested nose.
Through its intense absorption of warmth in midsummer this modest plant manages to store light and warmth and then release them again in a transformed state. The effect is warming, anticonvulsant and thereby calming, as well as anti-inflammatory and germicidal.

Indications and application

Bladder infections in children

Bowel habits

Bronchitis

Constipation

Constipation, due to medication (e.g., morphine)

Constipation, habitual

Constipation, postoperative

Cystitis

Cystitis in children

Dehydration

Digestive complaints

Dysmenorrhea

Dyspepsia

Exsiccosis

Febrile states

Flatulence

Gastritis

Infections of the upper airways

Infectious diseases, viral and bacterial

Influenza

Intestinal gas

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritated bladder

Nocturia

Otitis media

Overstrain at school

Pseudokroup

Sinusitis

Summer diarrhea in children

Urinary incontinence

Urinary retention

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infections in children