Chamomile Tea - side affects or bad reactions

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okiemom
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   Posted 10/5/2007 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Has any one had any side affects when drinking this tea.
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pb4
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   Posted 10/5/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Only good things....I drink it first thing when I get up in the morning, and I have no issues with it...

If you're allergic to ragweed then chamomile tea should likely be avoided from what I've read.


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kb5
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   Posted 10/5/2007 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm allergic to chamomile. If i drink it i feel all itchy. I have switched to green tea or white tea.
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   Posted 10/5/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
chamomile didnt set well with me so I drink green tea.
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AshNH
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   Posted 10/5/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I do drink chamomile. It is supposed to have anti-inflammation properties. I drink it every other day. I alternate with mint tea, which is also supposed to have anti-inflammation properties. I haven't had any side effects. But I have noticed that my skin is dryer than normal and wasn't sure what was causing it. Perhaps it is chamomile tea causing my skin to be dryer than normal.
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 10/5/2007 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Ash - Imuran can cause dry skin as well. How long have you been on it?

No side effects with chamomile - except I didn't really like the taste. Green tea for me :)
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AlabamaBabs
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   Posted 10/5/2007 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink a cup of hot chamomile tea with honey every night about an hour before bed. I find it really calms an upset tummy when I have one, and tastes pretty good, when tummy is find. It also makes me feel somewhat sleepy, too. I do have allergy problems and ragweed recently ran wild and free down here a few weeks ago--went right into a sinus infection for me, but I don't see any reactions to the chamomile--that is interesting connetion, pb4. I'll have to look into that a bit more.
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AshNH
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   Posted 10/5/2007 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi dakotagirl - I have been on Imuran for 9? months now..Thanks for letting me know. I'll talk to my doctor about it. I guess I'll just have to use more body cream. If you are aware of any other remedy, please let me know.
Ash 39 NH, vegetarian
Diagnosed with UC July 06 (I think 6/6/6) during 10 day hospitalization
Current meds: Asacol 12, Imuran 150mg
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pb4
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   Posted 10/6/2007 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
AshNH :)

Use extra virgine olive oil as a moisturizer, it does wonders.


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