There are so many remedies for flatulence available in the market nowadays. People have used anything from herbs & spices to novel pharmaceutical discoveries.
Chamomile has been used in other cultures and traditions that may not be acknowledged by Western medical practitioners. If you are thinking about using supplements from herbs, ask the advice of your doctor. Also seek the recommendation of an expert on herbal supplements. There should be coordination between them to ensure maximum benefits derived.
There are two types of plants where chamomile is a derivative. One is the German chamomile whose scientific name is matricaria chamomilla. Other names for this plant is Hungarian chamomile, sweet false chamomile, and wild chamomile. The other plant is English or Roman chamomile whose scientific name is anthemis nobilis, also known as common chamomile, ground apple, or whig plant.
Chamomile can be taken orally to remedy excessive flatulence or diarrhea caused by stress. It is also used to treat travel sickness, restlessness & irritability, upset stomach, the common cold, fevers, liver/gall bladder complaints, etc. It can also be used for topical applications to decrease inflammation of the skin, throat, nose, or mouth. It can also be used for treatment of burns or wounds.
You should consult your doctor first about taking chamomile with warfarin or any other blood thinner. You need to be monitored during treatment with a blood thinner. Other medical conditions that might be complicated by chamomile intake are allergies to chrysanthemums, ragweed, celery, aster, etc. Intake of other medicines may also react with chamomile.
Use chamomile only as directed by your family physician, pharmacist, and other experts on health care provision. The standards of tinctures, extracts, & solid formulas might offer a more consistent dosage. Common forms of chamomile are pills and drops. The pills are intended for oral use while the liquid formulation is for topical application.
Do not ingest larger amounts of the product than what is instructed. Chamomile can be overdosed so do not utilize the various formulations, that is tinctures, teas, topical forms, tablets, etc., all at the same time lest your doctor or pharmacist gives specific instructions to do so.
Storage instructions found on the package should be followed, as it should be. Chamomile deteriorates easily when exposed to moisture & direct light. The anthemis nobilis genus of chamomile, in particular, must be put in storage in an air tight, vacuum sealed metal or glass receptacle.