Chamomile Profile

Written by Joy

Nov 02 2020

Chamomile Profile

Chamomile is a plant of the Compositae family, native to Europe. Another name for chamomile is also called Roman chamomile and German chamomile. They all have many characteristics in common: about 30 cm high, the center is yellow, the petals are white, and the leaves are slightly hairy.

Chamomile essential oil extracted from chamomile is also a very popular health care and pharmaceutical product. Because chamomile can help sleep, relieve inflammation and pain symptoms of patients, and relieve insomnia caused by neuropathic skin itching. It is also cultivated in large quantities in some areas of China for medicine and tea making.

Chamomile morphological characteristics

The chamomile plant is short, about 30-40 cm. The stem is upright with many branches, smooth and hairless. The leaves are alternate, pinnately divided 2-3 times, and the lobes are short without betel. The flower heads are 1.2-2.5cm in diameter, arranged in an umbrella-like shape, inserted in the branches or axils, and have pedicels. The involucre of the flower is hemispherical, with two layers of bracts, with membranous edges; a layer of white tongue-shaped peanuts is on the periphery of the inflorescence, female, truncated or slightly concave at the apex, and the corolla droops after blooming; the inner layer is yellow tubular flowers with a number Most of them are bisexual. The corolla apex has 4-5 roots with cracked teeth. Chamomile has 5 stamens, a rounded base of anthers, and a 2-lobed pistil stigma. The smell is sweet, fruity, and slightly bitter.

Different chamomile origins

Roman chamomile

Roman chamomile is also called chamomile. The essential oil is light yellow or green in color and is the most common type used in skincare products. You may not have imagined that the largest origin of Roman chamomile is the United Kingdom, where it was regarded as a weed in the early years. Therefore, if you want to buy high-quality chamomile essential oil, it is best to come from the United Kingdom. Evora Chamomile Pure Lotion is Roman Chamomile's potency very mild, and its floral water is more gentle and skin-friendly than essential oils. If you have a baby at home, you can use Roman chamomile flower water to clean his skin. Use it to wash your hair, the effect of gentle hair care is also great.
Roman Chamomile Hydrosol is a more gentle distilled water of flowers, suitable for skincare for anyone, anti-allergic, and soothing the skin. Most Roman Chamomile Hydrosols and essential oils are distilled from the whole chamomile herb, and some like the French flower town Emilia only use it. Chamomile flowers distilled pure dew, this type of pure dew is sweeter, gentler, more suitable for the care of the delicate skin of babies and women.

German chamomile

German chamomile is rarely used in skincare products because its fragrance is not so good and it is more irritating than other varieties. But it also has soothing and calming effects, so it is often used in medicines. The plant essence extracted from chamomile has become the sweet pastry in the eyes of many pharmaceutical companies. Representative products such as chamomile hydrosol and chamomile lotion Wait. Its essential oil is dark blue, because, in the process of distillation and extraction, natural components of plants are mixed with steam to produce a kind of "blue chamomile oil hydrocarbons", which is rare blue.

Moroccan chamomile

The first two varieties of chamomile belong to the Compositae family, but Moroccan chamomile is not a Compositae plant, so some people say that Moroccan chamomile is not chamomile and is not worth using. However, research in the beauty industry has found that its fragrance is very similar to Roman chamomile, and it has an anti-inflammatory effect, so the popularity of skin beautification is increasing. Chamomile is anti-sensitive and suitable for sensitive skin. It has been used by internationally renowned cosmetics brands Lancome and Biotherm under L'Oreal, magic care under Swiss Legend, and French Singular uses extracting chamomile functional skincare series.

Chamomile efficacy and role

Improve sleep

Chamomile tea is very mild and can relieve stress and improve irritability. Drinking with chamomile and a little honey can effectively relieve stress and have a sleeping effect.

Enhance memory

Chamomile tea can not only treat insomnia, lower blood pressure, enhance vitality, refreshing, but also enhance memory and lower cholesterol.

Cough and expectorant

Chamomile tea can relieve cough, expectorant, bronchitis, and asthma, relieve headache, migraine or muscle pain caused by cold, and help stomach acid and nerves.

Analgesic effect

Chamomile tea can eliminate muscle soreness caused by colds, especially pain caused by nervous tension, and is also very helpful for lower back pain. The same effect can calm a headache, neuralgia, toothache, and earache. It can regular menstruation and relieve menstrual pain. It is often used to reduce the annoying symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and menopause. Make the stomach comfortable, relieve gastritis, diarrhea, colitis, gastric ulcer, vomiting, flatulence, enteritis, and various uncomfortable bowel diseases. It is said that chamomile is also helpful for liver problems, improving jaundice and genitourinary tract abnormalities. It can improve persistent infections because chamomile can stimulate the production of white blood cells, thereby resisting bacteria, strengthening the immune system, and fighting anemia.