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Ugeskr Laeger. 2010 Dec 13;172(50):3492-6.

[Evidence of dermatological effects of chamomile].

[Article in Danish]

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  • 1Institut for Natur, Systemer og Modeller, Roskilde Universitet, Denmark. sdrugge@ruc.dk

Abstract

Recent years have seen a rise in the demand for dermatological herbal and plant products as well as products containing chamomile. Extracts and decoctions made from this plant are often recommended by laymen for treatment of a number of skin diseases e.g. inflammation, wounds and itching. This systematic review explores the evidence base of the dermatological effects of chamomile. While numerous beneficial effects of chamomile have been suggested no studies have so far been able to substantiate these claims significantly. The absence of evidence is primarily caused by the design and quality of the studies identified.

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