Chamomile extract decreased the symptoms of haemorrhagic cystitis. Thirty-two patients were randomly assigned to receive either the antibiotic cotrimoxazole (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) alone or with a chamomile extract administered on day one as a bladder instillation, followed by daily hipbath use. Symptoms were evaluated after 10 days and indicated that the chamomile group experienced more rapid alleviation of symptoms than the group treated with only cotrimoxazole. The product used was Kamillenextrakt, an ethanolic extract of chamomile flowers (Barsom etal 1993).
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