Document Type: Review Article

Authors

1 Department of Animal Science, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran

2 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran

3 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Sirjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sirjan, Iran

Abstract

Chamomile is a widely recognized herb in Western culture. Its medicinal usage dates back to antiquity where such notables as Hippocrates, Galen, and Asclepius made written reference to it. As part of any medication history, pediatricians always should ask a child’s caregiver about the child’s use of over-the-counter remedies and herbal products. Chamomile is used widely to treat children who have GI disorders such as colic, dyspepsia, and diarrhea and to treat skin conditions such as dermatitis. Clinical studies have demonstrated that chamomile may have a positive effect in the treatment of atopic dermatitis, colic, and diarrhea. There are few adverse effects in children. However, children who are allergic to ragweed, asters, and chrysanthemums should use chamomile with caution.

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