Anthemis nobilis (Anth)

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Roman Chamomile. N. O. Compositæ. Infusion of flowers, or tincture of whole plant when beginning to flower

Clinical: Ascarides. Colic. Dyspepsia. Headache. Liver, congestion of

Characteristics: Anthem. nob. is the common chamomile (ChamomillaCham) used domestically in the form of a tea made of the flowers. It is not to be confounded with Matricaria chamomillaMatricaria chamomilla. Burnett has recorded a case in which violent gastric disturbance and headache were caused by the "tea"; and Berridge has proved the tincture. In Burnett's case there was great coldness and chilliness inside abdomen; Berridge had feelings of coldness generally, and sensitiveness to cold air and the touch of cold things but slight exertion caused heat and perspiration

Relations: Compare: Cina maritimaCina, etc. China officinalisChin is "useful after abuse of chamomile tea when hæmorrhage from uterus results" (Hering)


2. head: Intense vertical headache, pressure from within out, as if top of head were blown off

8. mouth: Tongue coated white with islands on it

12, 13. abdomen and stool: Pain in region of transverse colon from r. to l.; then bowels relaxed, stools at first white then putty-like; then severe vomiting and griping and great ineffectual desire for stool. Griping and coldness and chilliness in abdomen, passing down into legs as far as knees. Itching of anus as from ascarides

16. female sexual organs: Hæmorrhage from uterus

25. skin: Goose-flesh