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Chamomile and allergies/asthma?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 31, 2011 at 4:09 AM

I had asthma as a child but I pretty much grew out of it in my late teens. I am 25 now and the last 2 months, my asthma has been worse than its been in almost a decade. I tried everything from a hepa filter, removing carpets in my room, switching rooms, cleaning the room, and obviously eating paleo. Nothing worked and my doctor couldn't figure out what was causing the sudden change.

Today, as I was drinking a chamomile tea, I realized that this is the only new thing I have been doing the last month. I have been drinking chamomile tea every night for a month. I looked it up and sure enough, for people who have ragweed allergies (which I didn't think I did...) chamomile tea can cause asthma/allergy problems.

Has anyone else had this problem? I am going to stop drinking it to see what happens over the next few weeks. Also, is chamomile tea paleo after all? If it can cause asthma problems in some people, is it possibly causing less noticeable problems in others?

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on December 31, 2011
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I do supplement with D, but I agree that vitamin D affects asthma. I noticed every year that it was better in the summer. And one year when I went to Mexico during the winter and spent time on the beach, it got better. N=1 success.

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on December 31, 2011
at 02:58 PM

Sorry I didn't aswer your question directly. I don't like the taste of chamomile, so I tend to avoid it...I haven't noticed any reaction to drinking it, though.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on December 31, 2011
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Do you supplement D?

Your Vitamin D level may have dropped. My asthma kicked in again when I let my blood level drop too low.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on December 31, 2011
at 02:58 PM

Sorry I didn't aswer your question directly. I don't like the taste of chamomile, so I tend to avoid it...I haven't noticed any reaction to drinking it, though.

C3edabc6267abec9b5f8178e5d73552c

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on December 31, 2011
at 04:38 PM

I do supplement with D, but I agree that vitamin D affects asthma. I noticed every year that it was better in the summer. And one year when I went to Mexico during the winter and spent time on the beach, it got better. N=1 success.

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on December 31, 2011
at 04:23 AM

I find the unsteeped tea a bit irritating to have near me, in the same way that holding most cats is for me - makes me want to rub my face and eyes.

I think chamomile tea is paleo. We just all have differing tolerances to things. It doesn't make a whole heck of a lot of evolutionary sense that I'm allergic to strawberries, but there it is. One girl's allergen is another's best friend.

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