Mama Bear Tea


100 g (3.53 oz)


raspberry leaf*, peppermint leaf*, and German chamomile flower* (*organic)

organic ingredients


Pure organic ingredients that are completely earth-friendly.

wildcrafted herbs


Ethically wild harvested plants from their natural habitats.

Non-GMO ingredients


All ingredients are non-GMO (not genetically modified).

Kosher ingredients


Herbs are Kosher and everything is made with plant-based ingredients.



Ingredients do not contain gluten.



Everything is handmade. We use minimal product packaging and large quantities for less waste.



We do not test on animals, nor contribute to the testing of animals.



Our herbs are lab-tested by a third-party laboratory to maintain quality and purity.

Good Manufacturing Practices

Good Manufacturing Practices

We follow the current good manufacturing practices according to law.

Mama Bear is an herbal blend of raspberry leaf, peppermint, and chamomile flower that is created to reinforce and sustain the woman throughout pregnancy, labor and birth, after-birth post-partum, and breastfeeding, helping balance hormones, calming the nervous system, strengthening uterine tone, and soothing digestion. It functions to alleviate nervousness, anxiety, uterine atony, hot flashes, night sweats, bloating and water retention, headache, insomnia, morning sickness, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and digestive distress. Tone, or tonus, is viewed as a state of tension, but ideally, it is a state of relaxed health with tissue prepared to deal with stress, like a toned muscle or organ. Red raspberry leaf, in particular, is a uterine tonic herb beneficial for strengthening and toning of the uterus and pelvic muscles, boosting blood flow to the uterus, and strengthening the uterine muscle fibers. Containing vitamins, tannins, and minerals, red raspberry leaf tones the smooth muscles of the womb so they work more efficiently when in labor.

During the first trimester, a dosage of Mama Bear can alleviate nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, and nervousness, and a dosage can be therapeutically taken before expected morning sickness. During the second trimester (14 weeks gestation) until labor, it can be therapeutically taken daily to prepare the womb, gradually increasing as gestation progresses to up to 4 dosages per day – possibly 1 dosage per day during the 2nd trimester, 2 dosages toward the end of 2nd trimester, 3 dosages during 3rd trimester (27 weeks gestation), and 4 dosages 34 weeks on. It can progress labor, allay after-birth pains, help the uterus recover, and boost breastmilk production. Mama Bear Tea can be used as an after-birth sitz bath and used in a cup to pour when using the bathroom to clean the vaginal area and help perineum injury through the cooling, healing, and astringent qualities of the herbs.

Suggested Use

To prepare herbal tea, bring water to a gentle boil – light simmer of small bubbles. Remove the water from the heat. After the simmering settles, the water should be a good temperature to add herbs and begin brewing (205°F / 96°C), but not too hot like a rapid boil (212°F / 100°C). Brew for 10 minutes in a covered teapot, loose-lidded cup, or teacup with a saucer covering tea for maximum herbal potency and retention. Best served fresh. Can store in fridge for 2 to 3 days for highest potency. Teas have a stable shelf life and are packaged in a resealable air-tight bag. They should be stored in a cool dry dark location.

Take orally:

During the first trimester, take only as needed or before expected morning sickness. An escalating daily dose can be taken during the second trimester until labor, gradually increasing as gestation progresses. Brew 2 teaspoons herbal tea (1 gram) in 6 to 8 ounces (175-235 mL) water. Take 1-4 g per day, as needed, 1 g per day during the second trimester, 2 g toward the end of second trimester, 3 g during third trimester, and 4 g 34 weeks on through labor. During breastfeeding, take 1-2 g daily.

  • 1st trimester: Take 1⁄2-1 g only when needed to alleviate nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, headache, & nervousness, or take 1⁄2-1 mL therapeutically before expected chronic morning sickness.
  • 2nd trimester: Take 1-2 g daily.
  • 3rd trimester: Take 2-3 g daily, and 34 weeks on take 4 mL daily.
  • Labor & after-birth: Take 4-6 g to progress labor, allay after-birth pains, help uterus recover, and boost breastmilk.
  • Post-partum period: Take 4-6 g daily period ends or symptoms subside.
  • Breastfeeding period: Take 1-4 g daily.

After-Birth Sitz Bath:

Add 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup of herbs to a warm bath. Add Epsom salt and 1-4 mL of Chamomile Tincture for a more potent herbal treatment. Soak body for 15 to 20 minutes.

Supplement Facts

Dosage: 1 g / 2 tsp (100 doses per bag)
Daily Limit: 1-4 g

Amount per dosage
Raspberry leaf 500 mg
Peppermint leaf 280 mg
German Chamomile flower 220 mg

The recommended dose varies based on condition, sensitivity, body chemistry, and body weight. Each person will need to experiment to discover what dose works best with a specific tea. The absorption of all herbal compounds of tea varies greatly, as tea is heavily narrowed towards water-soluble constituents. Teas are used as needed. This recognizes that each person finds their constitution and condition in varying degrees, and possibly varying times of day. If you have never used the tea before, it is best to initially take only about 1/4 to 1/2 the recommended dosage, slowly increasing the dosage as needed with each use determining what dosage is best and when.

Safety Considerations

  • ♡ Chamomile may cause allergic reactions to those sensitive to plants in the Asteraceae family. If you have never used the tea before, it is recommended to only take a small amount to ensure no allergic reaction occurs. Each product description includes a complete list of ingredients. People with sensitivities to any listed ingredient should not use the product.
  • ♡ Herbs are powerful. If you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications, it is recommended to consult with a health care practitioner before using herbs internally.
  • ♡ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Red Raspberry

Rubus idaeus

Illustration of Raspberry by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé
Illustration of Raspberry by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé from Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz Vol. 1 (1903), Vol. 2 (1904), Vol. 3 (1905), and Vol. 4 (1905)

Botany. Raspberry, grown largely for its fruit, is native in many parts of Europe. The stems are erect and, shrubby, and biennial while the creeping roots are perennial.

History. Raspberry is found throughout the world but the leaves are used for medicine in Europe, India, China, and the American Indians.

Constituents. Raspberry leaf contains flavonoids (mainly of kaempferol and quercetin); tannins; volatile oils; and vitamins and minerals (magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, and B-vitamins.)

Qualities. The leaves are bitter and astringent and can be useful for relaxed or constricted states.

Actions. The herb is considered a containing , , , , , and .

Our red raspberry leaf, Rubus idaeus, is organic, non-GMO, and Kosher. This herb has a long tradition being extremely valuable for the female reproductive system at all stages of life being used for the herb’s soothing relaxant, astringent, and tonic action to strengthen and tone the tissue of the uterus. Red raspberry leaf eases symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstruation, endometriosis, peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause, including cramps, hot flashes, irritability, night sweats, heavy or irregular periods, and difficulty sleeping. It is naturally high in magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, and B-vitamins which makes it helpful for nausea, leg cramps, anemia, and improving sleep. It can help fertility, regulate menstrual cycle, and tone and relax the muscles.

The herb's properties in the tannins can help excessive blood loss and lessen hemorrhage, particularly during excessive menstruation (menorrhagia), labor and birth, and irregular bleeding during menstruation and menopause. In addition, this astringent herb tones the mucus membranes throughout the body including the kidneys and urinary tract. As a diuretic, it has been frequently used to relieve urethral and kidney irritation. Its tea can be used as a mouthwash for sores and ulcers, and as a gargle for sore throat. Red raspberry leaf is also beneficial because it can help during the fluctuation of hormones throughout menstruation, childbirth, postpartum period, peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause, and sensitivities to the fluctuations could cause a number of problems, including hormonal acne, mood swings, sleeplessness, anxiety, and an erroneous disposition. Certain conditions can develop when hormones become high unregulated, and the herb can be used in combination of treatment of certain conditions, such as in combination with the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), menstruation, endometriosis, active labor and birth, after-birth, post-partum, peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause. These times can bring pain, cramping, uterine atony, hot flashes, infertility, night sweats, heavy or irregular periods, and sleeplessness and insomnia, specifically if it is occurring during certain times of the female month. The herbs extend the activity of each other to nourish the female system for uterine strength and tone. Tone, or tonus, is viewed as a state of tension, but ideally, it is a state of relaxed health with tissue prepared to deal with stress, like a toned muscle or organ. The Lioness herbal blend of red raspberry leaf, lady's mantle, vitex berry, peppermint, black cohosh, and skullcap, is a uterine tonic beneficial for strengthening and toning of the uterine muscle fibers, boosting blood flow to the uterus, allaying digestive distress, and easing psychological tension. This blend is recommended to be used on a regular monthly basis, and in combination with the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), menstruation, endometriosis, active labor and birth, after-birth, post-partum, peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause.

The relaxant properties tend to occur and bring about tonic relaxation of the of the uterus, reducing pain during menstruation, labor, and postpartum. Tone, or tonus, is viewed as a state of muscular tension, but ideally, it is a state of relaxed health with the tissue prepared to deal with stress. A study was shown that if the smooth muscle of the uterus was in tone, raspberry leaf relaxed it, and if the muscle was relaxed, the raspberry leaf caused contractions. The relaxing response makes this herb valuable in aiding childbirth, a use that has been applied for hundreds of years and is recently becoming better known for this in the United States, however, more scientific research is needed using quality herbal preparations and consistent dosages to affirm the traditional use on the scientific level. Traditionally, red raspberry leaf has been used during pregnancy and before delivery to strengthen the uterine tissue, quell nausea and vomiting, ease morning sickness, relax the body, and help with sensitivities during the fluctuations and balancing of hormones. During labor, it can strengthen contractions and encourage safe, easy, and speedy birth, and prevent hemorrhage with its astringent action. There is some scientific evidence of red raspberry leaf that shows it can shorten labor and that it may alleviate interventions and complications with childbirth. A small observational study found that people who drank red raspberry leaf tea later in pregnancy had a shorter first stage labor and a reduced use of forceps and other interventions, as well as a reduction in the likelihood of pre- and post-term labor, however, the results were not statistically significant. Another small study, consisting of 191 people, used raspberry leaf tablets only during the last 8 weeks of pregnancy, and showed that it did not shorten the first stage of labor, though it did shorten the second stage by an average of 9.59 minutes, and found an 11% decreased use of forceps during birth. The results of this study showed that the differences were not statistically significant and prompted consideration of the effectiveness of dosage level, with further research recommended. More record and research needs to be done to fully understand all of red raspberry leaf's applications during pregnancy and labor, with precise dosaging during pregnancy and labor and proper herbal mediums for optimal absorption. The herb is helpful during the postpartum and breastfeeding period by regulating the menstrual cycle, toning the uterus back to size, energizing the body, and boosting milk production.


Mentha x piperita

Chromolithograph of Peppermint by Walther Otto Müller, C. F. Schmidt, and K. Gunther
Chromolithograph of Peppermint by Walther Otto Müller, C. F. Schmidt, and K. Gunther from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen Vol. 1 (1887), Vol. 2 (1890), and Vol. 3 (1898)

Botany. Peppermint is a hybrid plant, a cross between watermint and spearmint. This is indicated by the "x" followed by the genus in the botanical name, in which the plant is a cross between 2 different plant species. Peppermint has an erect, square branching reddish-purple stem with opposite, dark-green, ovate to lanceolate, serrate leaves that are 2 inches or more in length, only slightly hairy underneath with slightly purplish veins and midrib. Axillary and terminal spikes of small, purple flowers bloom July through September.

History. Pliny the Elder mentions that the Greeks and Romans flavored their sauces and wines with Peppermint and crowned themselves with it at their feasts. Peppermint was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians and it is mentioned in Icelandic Pharmacopoeias of the thirteenth century. It came to be used medicinally in Western Europe in the eighteenth century. It was used by the American herbalist, Samuel Thomson, for sickness and promoting perspiration in the nineteenth century.

Constituents. Peppermint contains phenolic acids (caffeic, chlorogenic, and rosmaric acid); volatile oils, (namely menthol, menthone, and menthyl acetate), flavonoids (glycosides of apigenin, diosmetin, and luteolin), and tannins, all which contribute to its numerous and varied use. The entire plant is aromatic, due to the volatile oil present in all parts of the plant and leaves a cooling sensation in the mouth, or topically, caused by the compound, menthol.

Qualities. It has a highly penetrating camphorescent aroma leaving a cooling sensation topically and in the mouth. Though cooling, it is stimulating and soothing in congested and obstructed states.

Actions. Peppermint is , , pain-relieving (), , , , , , , , antacid, and .

Our peppermint, Mentha x piperita, is organic, non-GMO, and Kosher. The herb provides many properties, enlivening whole body activity, including digestive, circulatory, immune, and respiratory responses. It is highly aromatic, full of volatile oils, leaving a cooling sensation alleviating aches and pain, a soothing action on the digestive system, and a stimulating action by encouraging increased blood flow and circulation. Peppermint can ease muscle spasms and cramps, soothe sore muscles and joints, and alleviate inflammation with injury, digestive distress, sickness, headache, and rheumatism.

With , pain-relieving (), and actions, peppermint helps soothe itchy skin, bug bites, allay inflammation, and relieve topical pain from burns by cooling the affected skin alleviating the burning sensation. For burned or itchy skin, an herb bath with Peppermint Tea or Salve can be used to relieve pain and itching. Its Salve or Tincture can be massaged on sore muscles and joints as a stimulating herbal liniment. The local pain-relieving action of Peppermint is exceptionally strong. Topically with Salve and internally with Tea and Tincture, peppermint also gives an and cooling effect that can ease muscle aches and spasms, relieve throbbing headaches, soothe menstrual cramps, relax sore muscles and joints, alleviate pain from rheumatism, and provide relief from symptoms associated with the common cold and flu. Its Tea can be used as a gargle and mouth rinse for the relief of toothaches and sore throats, treatment of canker sores, and give a minty sweetness to the breath.

In cold, flu, fever, and early indications of sickness, Tea or Tincture of peppermint is helpful. As an , peppermint has the ability to inhibit and kill many different microorganisms (pathogens) that might cause infections, dysfunction in different parts and systems, and affect homeostasis in the body. A few of these bacteria and viruses include: Influenza A viruses; Herpes simplex, the cause of cold sores; mumps virus; Streptococcus pyogenes, causes sore throat, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, otitis media, cystitis, cellulitis, etc.; Staphlococcus aureus, causes pneumonia, sinusitis, impetigo, and endocarditis, etc.; Psuedomonas acruginose, causes suppurative (pus-causing) sicknesses and infections, and other types of infections; and Candida albicans, opportunistic yeast that can become pathogenic causing candidiasis, also called thrush or candida, and vaginal yeast infection, also called vaginal thrush or vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC). Altogether, more than 30 pathogens have succumb to the influence of peppermint. To further help the body in times of a pathogenic invasion and maintaining homeostasis, peppermint is good to assist in blood flow and circulation, raising internal heat, inducing perspiration, and allaying fever. When body temperature is too high, peppermint helps aid different processes of increased blood flow (vasodilation) and sweat production, which both transfer energy from skin to the environment resulting in a cooling effect. This increase of fresh nutrient-rich blood through the body is helpful in times of fever, headaches, sickness, and muscle or joint inflammation. These actions of the herb are also helpful for palpitations of the heart and feelings of a fluttery or pounding heart, which could be caused by stress, anxiety, excessive exercise, or medications. Peppermint can help painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea), relieving pain and associated tension. The leaf can relax nerves and ease anxiety, bodily tension, and headaches that may associated with muscular tension and indigestion or digestive distress. It suppresses sinus headaches, soothes airways, provides an uplifting effect, clears nasal and chest congestion by providing expectorantExpectorant herbs facilitate or accelerate the removal of excess mucus from the respiratory system by stimulating expulsion, loosening mucus secretions, liquefying mucus to be cleared by coughing or from the nose, or soothing bronchial spasm; often containing alkaloids, saponins, and volatile oils. effects to relieve the respiratory system of excess mucus, and gives symptomatic relief of asthma and chronic bronchitis. It is especially effective for this in combination with its Salve.

Peppermint is an amazing aid to the digestive system. From its stimulating , , and properties of the volatile oils, it can help the digestive system work properly with ease and allay digestive distress. The volatile oils of peppermint can enhance digestive activity by stimulating contractile activity in the gallbladder and encouraging the secretion of bile. The oils also normalize gastrointestinal activity, removing gas, and reducing cramps. It soothes the gut walls with its volatile oils, reduces inflammation in the digestive tract, and helps remove gas. Peppermint can help with upset stomach, abdominal discomfort, dyspepsia and indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), gas and flatulence, griping pains (sharp sudden pains in the abdomen), bloating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, colic, morning sickness, motion sickness, sea sickness, and other associated digestive conditions. On account of its anesthetic effect on the nerve-endings of the stomach, it is helpful to prevent morning, motion, or sea sickness. The herb can be taken therapeutically and in combination with treatment to manage long-term chronic digestive conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and their associated symptoms.

German Chamomile

Matricaria recutita

Chromolithograph of Peppermint by Walther Otto Müller, C. F. Schmidt, and K. Gunther
Chromolithograph of German Chamomile by Walther Otto Müller, C. F. Schmidt, and K. Gunther from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen Vol. 1 (1887), Vol. 2 (1890), and Vol. 3 (1898)

Botany. German chamomile is a self-seeding annual growing from 6 inches to 2 feet tall with branching stems and leaves that are ferny and delicate. It has a typical aster flower, which appear to be a single flower but is a flowerhead that brings together several tiny flowers, with a yellow disk being the compact center composed of many tiny tubular disc florets that create the seeds (female) encircled by strap-like white ray florets (male). In herbalism, there are 2 species of Chamomile are known, German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita or Matricaria chamomilla) and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Roman Chamomile is highly useful externally, being highly volatile and sweet-scented. German Chamomile is high in volatile oil, but has higher levels of azulene, and has more digestive bitter qualities, being highly useful internally.

History. Chamomile has a far past, known in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and is presently grown throughout the world, particularly Germany, Hungary, France, Brazil, Yugoslavia, and India. Tremendous amounts of clinical, therapeutic, experimental, and scientific research has been done exposing the little white flower as such. Cultures as divergent as Western Europe, Russia, India, and here in the U.S., have all used chamomile for very similar purposes down through the centuries. The scientific research accentuates the traditional uses as a therapeutic herb for both adults and children.

Constituents. More than 120 have been identified in chamomile, including (azulene, chamazulen, and bisabolol), , terpenes (farnesene), tannins, and flavonoids (apigenin), which contribute to its vast . The essential oil derived from the flowerhead is blue due to high levels of azulene.

Qualities. Chamomile smells sweet like honey but is an effective mild bitter. It is cooling and gentle in the body and helpful in irritated or constricted states that would respond well to relaxation.

Actions. The plant carries , , , , , and biological properties, and the herb can benefit externally with , , , (vulnerary), and activity.

Our German Chamomile, Matricaria recutita, is organic, non-GMO, and Kosher. Chamomile has a remedial and therapeutic effect on a wide range of diseases and conditions of the body. The medicinal use of chamomile, in several aspects, has been studied extensively. The flower is a potential therapy for the broad treatment of diseases and conditions, attributing positive effects on the nervous, reproductive, cardiovascular, and digestive system and metabolism.

Chamomile has distributed , , and effects through the number of phenolic compounds and terpenes, full of volatile oils/essential oils and flavonoids. The antimicrobial and antibacterial activity of chamomile has been exhibited in several studies, with the flower shown to have antibacterial activity against: several Streptococcus species (S. pyogenes, S. mutans, S. salivarius, S. faecalis, S. sanguis), Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, Salmonella typhi, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This antibacterial action could be beneficial externally on wounds with Salve, and internally for treating cold, flu, sore throat, respiratory illness, and infection with Tincture or Tea. The herb can help cold, flu, and infection and help with the aches, pains, and debility that come with sickness. The Tea or 1 mL Tincture with 2-4 oz (1⁄4-1⁄2 c) water can be used as a mouthwash. As a mouthwash, chamomile can treat gingivitis by decreasing plaque, biofilm accumulation, and gingival bleeding. One study concluded the mouthwash of chamomile can be used therapeutically for chronic periodontitis. The mouthwash also shows an effect, preventing and limiting tooth decay. Dental caries are cavities or holes in the outer two layers of a tooth, the enamel and the dentin, and they are caused by bacteria, which metabolize carbohydrates (sugars) to form organic acids that dissolve tooth enamel. As an antibacterial, chamomile is effective against the prominent bacteria that causes caries, Streptococcus mutans, which has been shown to succumb to the herb. The antifungal activity of chamomile has been shown in several studies, with the flower showing antifungal activity against: Candida albicans and Aspergillus species. This antifungal action could be helpful externally on urinary and vaginal yeast infections with Salve or Tea to clean and rinse after bathroom during urinary and vaginal infections or after-birth, and internally with Tea or Tincture for helping the body fight urinary, vaginal, and fungal infections.

"I have oftentimes cured tedious quartans and tertians, by giving half a pint of the crude juice of camomille, an hour before coming of the fit, and repeating the same dose for four or five fits."
– William Salmon, M.D., Practical Physick (1692), page 13

-rich chamomile is beneficial for general health of body function at the cellular level, boosting the survival and growth of cells. Together with and biological properties, chamomile has strong antioxidant activity. The herb possesses activity that allows the use to prevent or treat disease and illness. The flavonoid compounds that possess antioxidant activity showed high free radical scavenging activity preventing cellular death, prevented the increase of indicators of oxidative stress (superoxide dismutase globule and plasma malondialdehyde), and decreased lipid peroxidation, which causes damage to lipids within cell membrane leading to cell damage and death. It also increased catalase, which is an enzyme with potent antioxidant properties that help the body rid toxic levels of hydrogen peroxide that the body produces during the metabolic process. Catalase occurs naturally in a wide array of plant-based foods, including garlic, leeks, onions, shallots, apricots, avocados, carrots, cherries, cucumbers, parsnips, potatoes, zucchini, radishes, spinach, and cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, collards, and turnip greens.

The relaxing and actions of chamomile can be experienced not only when used internally, but externally as well, working directly on the nervous system easing anxiety and stress-related conditions and tension in the body. The benefits of chamomile as a working externally are through the effect and its aroma. The relaxing properties can be locally applied where needed working on nerves and muscles, easing tension and anxiety, alleviating any muscle spasms and cramps, relieving aches and growing pains, encouraging easy rest and sleep, and relaxing the whole body and mind with the aroma. Internally, chamomile can ease restlessness, alleviate muscle spasms, ease the body and mind into relaxation and sedation, alleviate insomnia, and increase sleep quality. The sweet honey-like aroma can be soothing and pacifying in times of restlessness, tension, and anxiety when its Salve is applied to the chest. For anxious or restless children or teething infants, Chamomile Salve can be applied to the chest and a drop of Chamomile Tincture or a teaspoon of Tea is helpful. The Salve of chamomile can be applied to the chest, neck, or inner wrists for aromatherapy that is calming and relaxing, which can be therapeutic in times of stress and anxiety. Chamomile can provide therapy for anxiety and depression. Chamomile can be used for anxiety and as a mild antidepressant, specifically its Tea or Tincture used on a consistent basis. The flavonoid, apigenin, is a powerful phytochemical that interacts with benzodiazepine cell receptors that have anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) and sedative effects.

One of the longest known and most firmly established properties of chamomile is the anti-inflammatory activity. Inflammation is a complex bodily response to injury or infection. Anti-inflammatory herbs, like chamomile, address tissue injury in a similar way to the inflammatory response of reparative and protective responses to tissue injury, while alleviating pain and loss of proper function. Chamomile is rich in terpenes, such as bisabolol and chamazulene, which contribute to the anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile inhibited protein denaturation, stabilized red blood cell membrane, and reduced nitric oxide, indicating the anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile Salve is useful in dermatological ailments and inflammation of the skin. It can reduce swelling and inflammation caused by abrasions, infections, and wounds. As a vulnerary, chamomile promotes wound healing, skin regeneration, and tissue granulation. Chamomile's antimicrobial properties can disinfect wounds to keep them clean and protected from pathogenic microorganisms during the healing process to inhibit infection and prolonged recovery. It can relieve and heal when applied to conditions like wounds, skin abrasions, cuts, scrapes, diaper rashes, eczema, bruising, perineal tears, and vaginal infections. Chamomile was also shown to reduce the dark rings under the eyes and puffiness (periocular zone swelling). Salve can be gently applied with the ring fingers completely around the eye to reduce dark circles and puffiness. The dermal application of the flower ameliorated physical stiffness, improved function, and decreased the need for internal pain-relievers. Salve can be used on joints and areas with swelling, pain, and inflammation. As it works externally as an anti-inflammatory, Tea or Tincture is useful to allay internal inflammation and relieve pain as well. Chamomile has demonstrated to help pain associated with headache, breast pain preceding the menstrual period (mastalgia), and labor and childbirth. Chamomile has exhibited therapeutic effect on both male and female reproductive systems. The herb has a protective effect on both male and female systems by influencing sexual hormone levels and protecting male and female reproductive tissues and system. For the female function, chamomile has shown to have a protective effect against torsion/detorsion-induced damage to ovary tissue, alleviate premenstrual syndrome (PMS), ease period pain and cramping (primary dysmenorrhea), and reduce menstrual bleeding. For the male function, chamomile has a protective effect against torsion/detorsion-induced damage on testis tissue and against formaldehyde in the reproductive system because of the activity, and the herb can increase testosterone levels and significantly enhance sperm count, motility, and viability. This was shown after administering chamomile therapeutically for 30 days. Chamomile Tea or Tincture can be therapeutically used monthly before and during menstruation and used for benefits on the male system, including testosterone levels and sperm health.

Chamomile's anti-inflammatory action can help the body as a whole, but also particularly alleviate inflammation of the digestive system. Combining , , anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and mild bitter actions, chamomile is a wonderful herb for the digestive system. Each of the compounds act together as a biological whole contributing to the to create an effective digestive . The soothing carminative, anti-inflammatory, and properties are useful for digestive system inflammation. The terpene oils have anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effects upon the mucous lining and the muscle layers of the alimentary canal (gastrointestinal tract), which includes the digestive organs, the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. The herb acts as an in the gut by targeting the smooth muscles in the digestive tract, easing aches and spams. With the properties, chamomile soothes and relaxes the system by easing discomfort caused by gas. The herb increases overall blood flow to the digestive system through vasodilatory activity, widening the blood vessels. Part of the sedation effects of chamomile, this creates anti-hypertensive activity by lowering blood pressure and decreasing the risks of the cardiovascular system. With the nervine action on the central nervous system, it eases the impact of stress that can alter digestive function. The ability to ease physical symptoms, as well as underlying psychological tension, is one of the greatest benefits of herbs in stress, anxiety, and depression. Although a sweet honey-like aroma, chamomile is a mild bitter. Bitter herbs are bitter to the taste. They stimulate the digestive system by first increasing saliva in the mouth. Saliva breaks down food with the help of the enzyme salivary amylase, which starts the digestion process. Bitters, like chamomile, encourage appetite and stimulate the release of digestive juices from the pancreas, duodenum, and liver. Bitters aid the liver in detoxification work and increase flow of bile, and help the gut wall repair damage. With valuable digestive activity, chamomile can help with colic, gas, indigestion (dyspepsia), heartburn, abdominal and gastric pain, griping pains (sharp abdominal pains), diarrhea, digestive inflammation, nausea and vomiting, and digestive distress. Chamomile can be used as part of a broad treatment for inflammatory conditions of the digestive system, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Chamomile has exhibited significant therapeutic effects in treating gastric ulcers and digestive distress. The herb can reduce acidity in the stomach and inhibit the growth of bacteria that contribute to ulcer development. Its Tea can be used as a mouthwash, for mouth sores, lesions, and canker sores (aphthous ulcers) that affect the soft lining of the mouth. Chamomile can be helpful in metabolic disorders and conditions supporting the body systems including the digestive system. The herb has been studied to have antidiabetic activity. The flavonoids, including apigenin, were able to restrict sucrose and glucose transports and regulate sugar absorption. They also inhibited enzyme activity of α-amylase and maltase, which bind to and break down sugars to digest and enter the bloodstream. The flavonoids suppressed sorbitol (sugar alcohol) accumulation under high-glucose conditions. The herb also suppressed advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) formation, which are formed in high amounts due to hyperglycemic conditions where glucose tends to build up in the bloodstream. In clinical trial, chamomile was shown to control fatty acids and blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitivity.

The therapeutic use of chamomile has been studied for its role in cancer research. The therapeutic use of turmeric has been studied for its role in cancer research. Herbs are not a "cure-all" and are not a substitute for medical care. There is lacking information and more research needed in this field, including determining the optimal dosage, bioavailability, and efficacy of herbs for this type of therapeutic treatment, however, the anticancer and antitumor activity on several cancer cell lines of the herb is worth noting for scientific objectivity. In combination therapy, chamomile has shown the ability to help reduce nausea, anxiety, and depression in those undergoing necessary life-saving chemotherapy. Chamomile represents a potential in anticancer treatments. The anticancer properties of chamomile appear to be linked to apoptosis and necrosis and a decrease in the migration and invasion ability of oncogenic cells that cause the development of tumors. The body uses several different methods of cell death to rid itself of abnormal, harmful, or unneeded cells. Apoptosis and necrosis are mechanisms for a cell's death, which are promising targets for anticancer therapy. Cancer cells evade apoptosis, though the immune system depends on it. Chamomile was reported to activate the apoptotic pathway and induce apoptosis in cancer cells. Chamomile was also shown as a cancer protective agent with the ability to regulate tumor angiogenesis (growth). Chamomile showed cytotoxic activity against murine fibroblast cell line, cervical carcinoma cell line, rhabdomyosarcoma cell line, Ehrlich ascites carcinoma cells, liver cancer cell line, and lung adenocarcinoma cell line. Anticancer activity of chamomile has been shown against 2 species of human promyelocytic leukemia cell lines. Studies demonstrate an anti-proliferative effect on human breast cancer cells and protective effect against colorectal cancer. These findings indicate the ability of incorporating and combining herbal therapy with the life-saving modern practices.

Safety Considerations. Chamomile may cause allergic reactions to those sensitive to plants in the family.


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