Recommended use: Used in Herbal Medicine as a calmative.
Recommended dose: Adults and adolescents 15 and over: Drink 1 cup (2 tea bags) 5 times daily.
Directions for use: Pour 240 mL freshly boiled water over 2 tea bags in a cup and steep, covered, for 10-15 minutes. Gently squeeze the tea bags to release any remaining extract.
Duration of use: Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4-6 weeks.
Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health care practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks (chronic insomnia). Consumption with alcohol, other medications or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have anaemia, if you have gallstones, or if you have a liver disorder.
Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae/Daisy family. Do not use if you are taking thiazide diuretics, cardiac glycosides, corticosteroids, stimulant laxatives or other medications which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance, or if you have hypokalemia, high blood pressure, or a kidney or cardiovascular disorder.
Known adverse reactions: Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN