Headaches and nightmares from chamomile?


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Headaches and nightmares from chamomile?

Postby Mina » Sep 9th, '05, 18:52

For the past few nights I've been drinking Egyptian chamomile before bed. For the sleepy-time effects and all. Instead of feeling sleepy, I get a headache. And once I fall asleep, I have nightmares. And I very rarely have nightmares. Are these side effects of chamomile or just a strange coincidence?
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Re: Headaches and nightmares from chamomile?

Postby Ric » Sep 9th, '05, 20:57

Mina wrote:For the past few nights I've been drinking Egyptian chamomile before bed. For the sleepy-time effects and all. Instead of feeling sleepy, I get a headache. And once I fall asleep, I have nightmares. And I very rarely have nightmares. Are these side effects of chamomile or just a strange coincidence?


No, I have never experienced what you have with Chamomile before. It has always helped me sleep. You may be allergic to Chamomile - so I would stop drinking it and find out if you are.

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Postby Mina » Sep 11th, '05, 02:37

Allergic to chamomile? Zoinks. I wouldn't be surprised if I were. I'm allergic to every other flower/plant, it seems. And the small dust-like bits among the chamomile flowers do remind me of pollen. Maybe it's the power of suggestion.
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Postby Ric » Sep 11th, '05, 17:07

Mina wrote:Allergic to chamomile? Zoinks. I wouldn't be surprised if I were. I'm allergic to every other flower/plant, it seems. And the small dust-like bits among the chamomile flowers do remind me of pollen. Maybe it's the power of suggestion.


LOL! "The power of suggestion!" I like that!

Well I hope it's not the case, but if you are having reactions like you stated, I would not use chamomile anymore.
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Postby Boogatea.com » Sep 12th, '05, 02:14

Egyptian chamomile may be the problem? There is also common chamomile and even Roman chamomile.

If your looking for a calming tea with chamomile and other relaxing agents try

Booga nightshade

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my site is still in the works but check it out.

These are hand prepared herbal green teas with medicinal grade herbs packaged in a 1oz plus glass-lined gourmet bag.
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Postby Marlene » Sep 12th, '05, 16:01

Ahem, if you had read the post, you may have noticed that this person is ALERGIC to camomile. A camomile tea is the last thing that she wants.
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Postby chris » Sep 12th, '05, 16:07

General FYI: Chamomile is in the ragweed family, so if you are allergic to ragweed, Chamomile is not recommended!
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Postby Ric » Sep 12th, '05, 22:00

chris wrote:General FYI: Chamomile is in the ragweed family, so if you are allergic to ragweed, Chamomile is not recommended!


That's good to know!

Down here in Orlando, Florida ragweed kicks my butt every springtime! :evil:
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