Compendious on Chamomilla homeopathy medicine
Keynotes: Colds & Coughs, Minor Ear Pain, Teething Pain, Colic, Temper Tantrums, Irritability. It is frequently prescribed to ailments in children where guiding symptoms are peevishness (cranky or irritable), restlessness, and suffers colic (pain)
Description: Chamomilla has applications for all ages, yet it tops the charts for helping babies and young children through symptoms of colic, teething pain, green diarrhea, minor fevers and temper tantrums, especially if they want to be carried, but not touched. Chamomilla can help all ages with symptoms of contrary irritability, restlessness, sensitivity to pain, occasional sleeplessness, anxious dreams, and snappish irritability. One red cheek marks its use for symptoms of minor ear pain, minor fevers, colds and dry coughs.
Modalities: Worse at night, for touch, coffee, anger, heat, open air or wind. Better for being carried and in warm wet weather.
Leading Characteristics of Chamomilla
- Diarrhea of nursing children; stools green, watery, corroding and offensive.
- Diarrhea of children during dentition.
- Toothache worse from warm applications.
- Convulsions during dentition.
- Violent rheumatic pains makes him get out of bed at night, forces him to walk about.
- Patient cannot endure anyone near him, is cross, cannot bear to be spoken to, averse to talking; answers peevishly, is oversensitive to pain; pain drives him to despair, aggravated by heat; great aversion to wind and open air; sleepy but cannot sleep; burning soles at night, puts feet out of bed.
- Convulsions of children from nursing after a fit of anger in mother.
- Infantile earache.
- Most suitable for:
- children who are exceedingly irritable, peevish, fretful, snappish; cannot return a civil answer; are quiet only when carried; want this or that and become angry when refused, or when offered, petulently reject it; too ugly to live, are cross and spiteful;
- in cases spoiled by the use of opium or morphine; in complaints of children.
Note: Mind free of anxiety or stress (mental calmness) contra-indicates Chamomilla
Chamomilla Patient profile
The chamomilla patient fits the following bill of profiling
|General||Chamomilla patient is irritable, sensitive, hot, thirsty, and numb. Oversensitiveness is from abuse of coffee and narcotics in adults. Pains are not tolerable, associated with numbness accompanied by night time sweats.|
|Mind||Child needs to be petted constantly as it shows whining restlessness. Intolerant of being spoken to or interrupted, reacts to pain sharply|
|Face||Teeth ache worse after warm drink; worse, coffee, at night. Inclined to bend head backward due to headache on one side. Earache, cheeks red|
|Abdomen||Griping, flatulence & distention, foul eructations, hepatic colic|
|Respiratory||Irritable, dry, tickling cough; suffocative tightness of chest with hoarseness|
|Female||Uterine hemorrhages , copious discharge of clotted, dark blood. Labor pains spasmodic|
|Stools||green, watery, Hot, green, watery, hot & fetid. Soreness of anus. Diarrhea during dentition.|
Chamomilla compared with Pulsatilla (similar homeopathic remedy)
|emotions||Emotional, changing||Sensitive to pain, irritable|
|Attitude of child||Cling, whiny babies wants sympathy
Symptoms may change/fluctuate.
|Angry, impatient, hard to please babies
Symptoms provoke temper tantrums
|Attitude of parent||Sympathetic, pity||Despair, frustration|
|Discharge||Thick, yellow or green||Watery, clear|
|Thirst||None or very little||Very thirsty|
|Temperature||Better with cold/fresh cool air
Can’t stand to be hot
|Better with heat/warm
Can’t stand to be chilly
|Motion||Wants to be carried slowly/cuddled||Wants to be bounced around/restless|
|Earache||Sensitive to touch; sensation of being
“stopped up”; better with warmth
|Worse at night; not better with warmth|
|Cough||Dry in PM/loose, productive in AM||Dry|
|Add’l Modalities||Better with touch, gentle massage||Worse when touched or even looked at|
|Dosing:||For infants: Dissolve 4 pellets in ¼ cup of water, stirring or shaking vigorously. Continue with dosing directions above using 1 teaspoon of the liquid instead of the pellets.||For children 2 yrs and older: place one pellet of the selected remedy in a 6C or 30C (preferable) potency under the tongue every 5 minutes, 3 times in a row. Repeat one pellet every 4 hours, reducing the frequency as there is improvement. If there is no improvement after 3 doses consider a different remedy. If symptoms get worse, seek medical advice.|
Chamomilla medicinal uses, benefits, side effects
|Diarrhoea||Aqueous or greenish stools after a chill, colic. Check Reckeweg R4 drops.|
|Stomach and Digestion||Nervous hypersensitivity and irritability. Swelling of the stomach. Check Reckeweg R5 drops.|
|Cough||Convulsive cough,catarrh and hoarseness with accumulation of tenacious mucus in the throat,dry cough,chiefly in the evening and at night. Check Reckeweg R8 Cough Syrup & R9 drops|
|Sleep & Nerve||Effective in overstimulated nervous system with hypersensitivity. Uneasy sleep. Check Reckeweg R14 drops|
|Labour Pains and Menstrual cramps||Oversensitive state in dysmenorrhoea. Check Reckeweg R75 drops|
|Treats nervous irritability, dark bleeding, dysmenorrhoea and nervous hypersensitivity. It is also indicated to treat uterine hemorrhage (escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel), clotted profuse discharge of blood with intense pain etc. Check Magnesium Phosphoricum Pentarkan Tablets|
|Teething problems||It treats colic (severe pain in abdomen), restlessness and peevishness (ill temper) in children. It also treats perspiration (sweating) on forehead, irritability and flatulent (accumulation of gas in the alimentary canal) colic. Check Chamodent tablets|
|Abdominal colic||Treats irritability, impatient etc in child. It also treats green, watery stools. Check Colikind tablets|
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Chamomilla side effects:
In large unregulated doses, it may cause drowsiness and vomiting. It also has the potential to trigger allergic reactions in people who are allergic to related plants in the daisy family, although such reactions are very rare. Avoid it if you are allergic to these plants: chamomile, ragweed, daisies, marigolds, or chrysanthemums. Skin creams with chamomile can cause allergic eczema and irritate the eyes in some patients. The effects of long-term chamomile use aren’t known but has been well received by homeopaths.