ABOUT - German Chamomile is an annual herb that belongs to the family of Asteraceae – the family of sunflower and daisy. The plant has a smooth stem that reaches a height of 8-36 inches (20-92cm) and develops shallow roots. The flowers look like those of the daisy plant. They are consisted of white petals and a conical yellow center. The chamomile flowers can bloom between spring and autumn, but in most cases they bloom from late spring to early summer. The scientific name of German Chamomile is Matricaria recutita, Matricaria chamomilla or Chamomilla recutita.
BOTANICAL NAME - Matricaria chamomilla
MAIN CONSTITUENTS -
PLANT PART - Flowers
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN - Bulgaria
EXTRACTION METHOD - Steam Distillation
CONSISTENCY - Thick
AROMA - Herbal, pungent and earthy
COLOR - Dark Blue
BLENDS WELL WITH - Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavender, Geranium, Jasmine, Neroli, Patchouli, Tea Tree, Rose, Lemon and Ylang-ylang.
- HIGH SOURCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS - The main antioxidant components extracted from chamomile flowers are the terpenoid group of antioxidants, including chamazulene and acetylene derivatives. Because these delicate compounds are unstable, they’re thought to be best preserved in an alcoholic tincture or “essential oil” form. Other major constituents of the flowers include several phenolic compounds, primarily the flavonoids, including apigenin, quercetin, patuletin as well as various glucosides.
- STRONG ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND PAIN-REDUCING ABILITIES - Chamomile is sometimes called an “herbal aspirin” since it’s been a popular home remedy for lowering pain for centuries. Chamomile flowers are used alone or in combination with other anti-inflammatory foods to reduce pain, congestion, swelling and redness. They’re effective at reducing facial swelling, skin irritations, toothaches, pain from infections and underlying issues of inflammation. This is the reason chamomile extract is commonly added to beauty products like facial or body lotions, toothpastes, and bath soaps.
- RELIEVES CONGESTION - Because chamomile benefits include both fighting infections and reducing mucus congestion, it’s added to many nasal sprays. Chamomile tea is also a good choice when you’re sick and want to beat a cold, the flu or sinus infection.
- PROMOTES SKIN HEALTH - Chamomile promotes smooth, healthy skin and relieves irritations thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Chamomile’s flavonoids and essential oils penetrate below the skin surface into the deeper skin layers of the skin, preserving its youthful appearance, completion and immune defenses. As a traditional medicine, it’s been used for centuries to treat wounds, ulcers, eczema, gout, skin irritations, bruises, burns and canker sores.
- FIGHTS ANXIETY - Chamomile is frequently used as a mild sedative to calm nerves and reduce anxiety because its vapors travel directly to the olfactory part of the brain, turning off tension and reducing the body’s stress response. This is why practitioners use chamomile to effectively relieve symptoms of chronic anxiety and stress, including hysteria, nightmares, insomnia and various digestive problems.