[Materia Medica, Keynotes of Matricaria Chamomilla (Cham), Health benefits, uses, warnings, safety precaution, side effects, interaction, complementary and dosage]
Matricaria Chamomilla (Cham) ; It is also known as Matricaria Recutita, German Chamomile, Camomile; It belongs to Plants Kingdom;
SOURCE: Tincture of whole fresh plant. It is better in Acute condition;
Side : Left, U.Lt.Low Rt. ;
Miasm: Psoric, Sycotic, Tubercular, Syphilitic;
Thermal State: Chilly;
Thirst: Thirsty, Thirstless;
Appetite: Increased, Easy satiety,
Reduced Sensitivity: Low, High;
Moon Phases : First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter, New Moon;
Time Phases: Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Forenoon, Evening, Night;
Gender : Male, Female, Child
This agent produces a hyperaesthesia in both the mental and physical sphere. It acts upon the stomach producing excessive acidity, nausea and vomiting. This acidity extends to the small intestines, producing an acid diarrhoea with excessive, green, watery stools and severe griping pains in the umbilical region. There is congestion of the liver with stitching pains in the hepatic region and vomiting of a bitter material.
When this remedy is indicated there is OVER – SENSITIVENESS TO PAIN, with IRRITABILITY and PEEVISHNESS, THIS APPLIES TO adults AS WELL AS TO children. THE PAINS DRIVE THEM TO DESPAIR AND THEY CANNOT RETURN A CIVIL ANSWER. IF THE SUBJECT IS A CHILD IT IS FRETFUL, QUIET ONLY WHEN CARRIED, WANTS DIFFERENT THINGS AND BECOMES ANGERED WHEN REFUSED, “TOO UGLY TO LIVE.” THIS IS A MOST IMPORTANT REMEDY DURING dentition WHEN THE CHILD IS NERVOUS, FRETFUL, RESTLESS, INTOLERANT TO PAIN, INSISTS ON BEING CARRIED AND MAY HAVE SPASMS, ONE CHEEK IS RED WHILE THE OTHER IS PALE. THE PATIENTS ARE SUBJECT TO diarrhoea, THE STOOLS MAY BE SOUR, CHARGED WITH SULPHURATED HYDROGEN AND THE PASSAGE HAS THE APPEARANCE OF THE WHITE OF AN EGG MIXED WITH GREENS. THE PATIENT IS AGGRAVATED AT NIGHT AND FROM WARMTH.
It should be remembered in NEURALGIA, EARACHE, TOOTHACHE, and HEADACHES when there is INTOLERANCE to pain AND heat. THE PATIENT MUST HAVE INSTANT RELIEF. THIS MENTAL CONDITION HAS RENDERED THIS REMEDY OF SERVICE IN HELPING TO CORRECT THE morphine AND bromide habit AND THE EFFECTS OF THE EXCESSIVE USE OF GREEN TEA AND COFFEE. IT IS A SHEET ANCHOR IN OVERCOMING THE EFFECT OF acute bilious attacks AND fever flatulent colic, indigestion, menstrual colic, threatened miscarriage AND suppression of milk THAT arise AS THE RESULT OF violent anger AND vexation.
It is an important remedy in UTERINE HEMORRHAGE and PROFUSE MENSTRUATION that is associated with bearing down and labor – like pains. The flow is dark, clotted, offensive and may be intermittent; there may be a constant oozing; however this is, it is the mental condition present and the patient is irritable, peevish and snaps at everybody. DURING LABOR it should be remembered when the pains are spasmodic and extend down the thighs. The os may be rigid; but the woman will not endure the pains another minute.
They must be relieved at once. The same is true of AFTER PAINS. While not usually considered in RHEUMATISM, NEURALGIA or PARALYTIC affections, it is of great service when there is numbness of the affected, painful parts; the pains are such as to render the patient while and he will walk about in an agony and must have relief at once. You can rest assured if your patient is calm under severe suffering Chamomilla is not indicated.
Matricaria Chamomilla (Cham) used in the following condition:
Peevish, whining restless, impolite, snappy, uncivil, capricious, impatient.
Desires to be carried fast.
Sensitive, irritable, thirsty, hot and numb.
Earache, swelling and heat, driving the patient frantic.
Toothache worse after warm drink.
Colic from anger. Hot, green, slimy stools.
Uterine haemorrhage of dark blood with labour-like pains.
Ankles give way in the afternoon.
–Hyperaesthesia of sentient nerve fibres.
-Digestive organs- Excessive acidity.
A/F [Aliment From / Causation] :
-Abuse of coffee, narcotics
[< – Aggravation]
< Coffee, narcotics
< 9 p.m.
< Evening, before midnight
< Damp, cold weather
< Lying in bed
< Open air
< After suppressed perspiration
< After breakfast > Being carried about
> Warm, wet weather (Mild weather)
> Cold applications
-Complaints from anger and vexation.
-Piteous moaning because child cannot have what he wants.
-Child can be quieted only when carried about or petted constantly.
-Ugly in behaviour, cross, uncivil, quarrelsome.
-Snappish, cannot return a civil answer.
-Vexed at every trifle.
-Anger from pain.
-Impatient; intolerant of being spoken to or interrupted when spoken to.
-Aversion to being touched or even looked at.
-Fear of wind.
-Kicks when carried and becomes stiff.
-Dwells on past disagreeable occurrences [Nat-m].
-Indifference to pleasure.
-Sensitive to music, noise.
-Weeping in sleep.
-Offensiveness; foul smelling discharges like rotten eggs.
-All complaints are worse in the evening and night upto midnight
-Oversensitiveness; irritable, thirsty, hot, numb.
-Pains-Unendurable, excessive sensitiveness to pain, becomes mad with pain < night. -Pains with numbness [Acon, Rhus-t, Plat, Kalm, Gnaph]. -Pains with prostration, even to sinking down. -Pains > coffee, heat, except teeth and jaws.
-Hot discharges – stools, sweat, urine.
-Hot and thirsty. Warm blooded though many local complaints > heat.
-Mental and physical symptoms appear in paroxysms; irritability, restlessness, colic.
-Complaints at the time of dentition.
-Tendency to spasm, convulsion from anger, during dentition.
-Head-Headache from suppressed perspiration.
-< thinking of it
< sudden stooping
< mental exertion
< morning and 9 p.m. > when MIND is engaged
> bending head backwards
-Ears-Earache and soreness, swelling and heat from ears, driving patient frantic < touch, wind.
-Face-One cheek red and hot, other pale and cold.
-Face sweats after eating and drinking.
-Toothache from cold drinks [Morrison].
-Toothache during pregnancy, during menses, on entering a warm room.
-Painful teething and dentition.
-G.I.T.-Aversion to warm drinks and coffee.
-Thirst for cold drinks, cold water, sour drinks.
-Flatulent colic; after anger, with red cheeks and hot perspiration.
-Cutting wind colic < night, < urinating, > drinking coffee, > warm applications.
-Abdomen distended like a drum, sensitive to touch, wind passes off in small quantities.
-Eructations tasting like rotten eggs.
-Stools like chopped, white, yellow mucus, like chopped eggs or spinach.
-Diarrhoea during dentition, from cold, anger, tobacco, from downward motion [Bor, Sanic].
-Stools-sour, grass green or lienteric, smelling like bad eggs.
-Female genitalia-Menses; profuse discharge of dark, clotted blood and labour-like pains which may extend to the thighs [Vib, Xanth]
-Temper < before and during flow [Nux is conscious of it, Chamomilla is not].
-Nipples inflamed, tender to touch [Helon, Phyt]. Infants’ breast tender.
-Milk spoiled, baby will not suck.
-Drawing from sacral region forward, griping, pinching in uterus followed by discharge of large clots of blood.
-Rigid os preventing parturition.
-Respiratory system-Tickling in throat pit causing irritable, dry, tickling cough.
-Cough < 9-12 p.m., doesn’t wake up the child [Calc, Psor], < cold weather, winter.
-Asthma from anger < dry weather > bending head back.
-Ankles give way in the afternoon, feels as if she is walking on the ends of bones of her legs.
-Rheumatism compels the patient to move about [Rhus-t, Ferr, Verat] < night in bed.
-Sleeplessness from pain.
-Fever-Chill of posterior part and heat of anterior part of body or vice-versa < uncovering.
-Fever; one sided chill, face flushed on one cheek.
-Perspiration of covered parts, scalp [Perspiration of uncovered parts – Thuj], thirsty, restlessness and irritability [Morrison].
-C.N.S.-Convulsions in children from nursing, after a fit of anger in the mother [Nux-v] [After fright in mother – Opium].
1. Highly irritable, peevish, ugly, uncivil. Mental calmness contraindicates Chamomilla.
2. Pains; unendurable with numbness of affected parts.
3. One cheek red and hot, the other pale and cold.
4. Toothache < warm drinks.
5. Dry cough at night during sleep which does not waken the child.
1. Mental irritability with oversensitiveness.
2. Pains- terrible, unendurable, associated with numbness.
3. Hot sweat with pains.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY:
-Indicated in oversensitive states from abuse of coffee or narcotics.
-Pains are unendurable, cause anger and numbness.
-Especially useful in diseases of children where peevishness, restlessness, colic and convulsions are the important indications.
-A disposition that is mild, calm, gentle, sluggish, constipated bowels, contraindicates Chamomilla.
-For nervous reaction to local anaesthesia- Chamomilla, Gelsemium.
-A dose of Chamomilla will do wonders to quiet both child, adult and make the tolerance for drilling and grinding amazingly easier- Dr. W.W. Robinson.
-Chamomilla for muscular and nerve pain; valuable especially in the aftermath of injury in children, will have more of a sedative effect than codeine- Dr. C.C. Boericke.
Asthmatic attack induced by anger- Dr. Krichbaum.
-Chamomilla is a valuable remedy in labour, the pains shoot upward or pass off down the inner aspect of thigh. The patient is cranky, orders the doctors out of the room. It is also useful for post-partum pains when the patient has stood a good deal, is hypersensitive and worn out – Homoeopathic Recorder Aug. 32.
-Hartman’s recommendation of Chamomilla in flatulent colic is where the flatus seems to collect in several spots in the abdomen as if incarcerated- Dr. Hughes.
-In the sleeplessness, restlessness, nervous disorders of children and females, Coffee cruda is a sovereign remedy, second only to Chamomilla.
Bad effects of narcotics – Chamomilla, Acetic Acid- Dr. Boericke.
-Chamomilla has been found useful in antidoting the desire for morphia-Dr. Foubister.
-Dr. Tyrell once said to me- When the husband complains of the wife being irritable and cross, and he cannot get along with her give him a dose of Chamomilla ;it has worked- Dr. Edwards.
Complementary : Bell.
Duration Of Action : 20-30 Days.