Chamomile is calming, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and regenerative.
It can promote sleep and treat insomnia, treat colds, soothe stomach aches, and boost immunity.
Chamomile has phytochemicals and polyphenols that can boost cell regeneration, brightening skin and smoothing out fine lines. Some of these chemicals are bisabolol, chamazulene, and apigenin. Bisabolol is anti-irritant, anti-fungal, and non-allergenic, partially causing chamomile’s mild effect. Chamazulene is anti-inflammatory. Apigenin is a flavonoid that reduces oxidative damage to skin cells. Apigenin is only found in the flower, not the oils! The antioxidants within chamomile can help soothe irritated skin, and it has been known to aid in relieving outbreaks stemming from eczema or psoriasis.
FYI: Please consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication, or have a medical condition.
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice.