Also indexed as:Matricaria recutita
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Though rare, allergic reactions to chamomile have been reported.68 These reactions have included bronchial constriction with internal use and allergic skin reactions with topical use.69 While reports of such side effects are uncommon, people with allergies to plants of the Asteraceae family (ragweed, aster, and chrysanthemums), as well as mugwort pollen should avoid using chamomile.70 Chamomile is usually considered to be safe during pregnancy or breast-feeding. However, there is one case report in which a pregnant woman who took chamomile as an enema had an allergic reaction that led to the death of her newborn.71
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