Description of the medicine: Chamomile flowers (Flores Chamomillae Recutitatae)
FLOWER CHAMOMILE (Flores Chamomillae Recutitatae).
Collected at the beginning of flowering and dried baskets of wild-growing or cultivated annual herbaceous chamomile plants of the pharmacy Marticaria resutita L. (synonym: Martaria aria L. L.), fam. asters (Asteraseae). They contain essential oil (at least 0.3%), azulene, antemisic acid, glycoside, etc.
Azulene has anti-inflammatory properties, also weakens allergic reactions, enhances regeneration processes. The substance isolated from chamomile - apigenin (5, 7, 4'-trioxy-flavone) - has an antispasmodic effect.
Chamomile flowers are used in the form of tea (to brew 1 tablespoon of chamomile in a glass of boiling water, cool, filter) or infusion inside (1 to 5 tablespoons 2 to 3 times a day) and in enemas for intestinal cramps, flatulence and diarrhea. Inside, they are also taken as a diaphoretic. As a weak antiseptic and astringent, it is prescribed externally for rinses, lotions and baths.
Release form: in cardboard packs on 100 g.
Briquettes of chamomile flowers (round) - Briketum flores Сhamomillaе - weighing 8 g (in a package of 6 pieces) are also available.
One briquette is placed in enameled dishes, pour a glass of hot boiled water; close the lid and heat in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes, cool, filter, squeeze out the remaining raw materials, bring to 200 ml with boiled water.