In the meantime, there are no research results, the organization's specialists prepared recommendations for choosing a plant and talked about its beneficial properties.
It is recommended to use decoctions of chamomile for colds, in case of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and kidneys, in case of anxiety and other problems. Chamomile improves the functioning of the cardiovascular system, improves immunity. It has many medicinal properties.
But chamomile is not a panacea, and it is used in combination with an essential medicine to enhance the beneficial effects. Chamomile flowers grown in hotter climates are noticeably smaller. They are fragrant, suitable as an additive to tea, but they have less useful properties. According to the director of tests of Roskachestvo Lyudmila Vikulova, the most useful part of the pharmacy chamomile is the inflorescence. It contains the highest concentration of ether, which has a beneficial effect on the body.
When buying chamomile, it is important to know the date of collection and packaging of chamomile. The peak of its set of useful properties falls on mid-June. And its collection takes place from the end of May to the end of summer. In the same period, it should be packaged. You also need to familiarize yourself with the composition of the package. There should be more flowers than leaves and stems.
Foil packaging helps to retain aroma and ether for a longer time. The ether contained in the chamomile flower is volatile. And if for a long time the collection continues to be very fragrant, then it is possible that flavors have been added to it. It is better to store chamomile in a glass container with a tight-fitting lid.
Chamomile, like any drug, has contraindications. So, according to Karina Nazarova, a member of the National Association of Honored Doctors of Russia, it is better not to use it during pregnancy, since chamomile flowers stimulate the production of estrogens in the ovaries, and during pregnancy there should be as little of them in a woman's body as possible. So, pregnant women can drink decoctions and infusions of chamomile only as directed by a doctor.