Chamomile  (Matricaria Chamomilla)

Sweet false chamomile: annual Eurasian herb similar in fragrance and medicinal uses to chamomile though taste is more bitter and effect

Common Names:

Chamomile, Matricaria, anthems, ground apple, Roman chamomile, garden chamomile, low chamomile, Whig plant, German chamomile, wild chamomile

The flowers of chamomile provide 1-2% volatile oils containing alpha-bisabolol, alpha-bisabolol oxides A & B, and matricin (usually converted to chamazulene). 
These active ingredients contribute to chamomiles anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and smooth muscle-relaxing effects, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract.
Chamomile has potential for the treatment of:
Blocked tear duct
Canker sores (mouth ulcers)
Gingivitis (periodontal disease)
Indigestion and heartburn
Irritable bowel syndrome
Peptic ulcer
Skin irritations
Chamomile is a stimulant, bitter, tonic, aromatic, emmenagogue, anodyne, and antispasmodic, stomachic. It is used externally to spur wound healing and treat inflammation, and internally for fever, digestive upsets, anxiety, and insomnia. It is used as a fragrance in herbal skin care products. It had also been used in shampoos because of its property to add luster to the hair.

Related Keywords:
Leave a comment
  If no images appear, reload the page !