Chamomile

Botanical Name: Chamomilla recutita

Botanical Name:
Chamomilla recutita

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Botanical name:

  • German Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita)
  • Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

Family:

Asteraceae/Compositae

Appearance:

Herbaceous or hibernate species, 50-60 cm, with strong, aromatic perfume. Grows both spontaneously and cultivated. The flowers are grouped in anthods, the females are white, and the central females are tubular and yellow.

Origins:

Italy, Germany, Hungary

Active constituents:

  • Terpene bisabolol, coumarin, farnesene, chamazulene, flavonoids

Healing properties:

Chamomile extracts have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antispasmodic action in the stomach and duodenum.

Infusion of chamomile flowers has been shown to have hypnotic effects, inducing a quiet sleep. Spasmolytic action is mainly due to apigenin. Due to volatile oil rich in chamazulene and apigenin, chamomile flowers are recommended for antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anesthetic and antiseptic action.

External, is recommended in inflammatory conditions of the skin and mucous membranes, microbial diseases of the skin, mouth and gums.

Inhalation is recommended in inflammation and irritation of the respiratory tract.

In the form of baths it is recommended in the genitals inflammation.

 

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