Wednesday Wisdom - Chamomile
Common Name: Single Chamomile, Pin Heads.
Habitat: Native to Europe, naturalising in North America and extensively cultivated.
Part used: Flowers.
Actions of Chamomile: Sedative, carminative, anti-inflammatory, relaxant, bitters, vasodilatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, digestive remedy, anti-allergy, tissue healer.
For all cases of tension, restlessness and stress. Chamomile has been shown to have significant anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions, so is useful for aches and pains. The relaxant effects of this herb apply to the digestive system, making it an excellent herb to use for horses whose anxious or stressful nature may have a ‘knock-on’ effect on their digestion. Chamomile can be used for any horse that suffer from allergic reactions involving the mucous membranes, such as allergic rhinitis.