This unobtrusive plant grows naturally on meadows and in gardens of Europe, Asia, Indie and even in the North America and Australia. Chamomile is one of the most popular herbs used in beauty industry.
Chamomile buds are used for medical purposes. Chamomile essential oil contains ingredients like alpha-bisabolol, flavonoids, coumarin compounds, mucilage, choline and mineral salts. Pharmaceutical and beauty industry use this essential oil for its anti-inflammatory and anti-contortion properties. It is also useful in gastroenteritis and other gastric afflictions. When used externally it heals dermatitis, is effective for sun-burns, haemorrhoids and dermal ulceration.
Most of us associates chamomile with it soothing effects. Chamomile extract is good for colic or stomach ache and due to its conditioning properties it is an ingredient of many beauty care products. Onle few plants has such a positive impact on gentle, irritated and sensitive skin. It not only soothes irritation, but also refreshes skin and that is why chamomile os so widely used in baby-skin care products. All blond-haired women should fall in love with chamomile at the first sight as it will make their hair even more sexy. Chamomile is present in almost every beauty product under the nickname Chamomila Recutita (Matricaria). We’ll find it in washing products f.ex.wet tissues, make-up removing tissues, skin toners, make-up removing lotions, shower gels as well as in hand creams, foot creams, body lotions. Chamomile is also present in cosmetic paraffin, hair-removal wax, shampoo and hair conditioners for blond hair.
Moreover chamomile is a relaxing agent which helps to unloose nervous system and is beneficial for muscles on the whole organism. For ages it is known as a cure for gastric system. It will help for decreased appetite and will improve digestion too. Chamomile is highly antiseptic and that is why it is recommended in care of skin prone to ulceration or with wounds that are difficult to be healed. Fresh chamomile brew will help to lower a fever and will be good in case of flu, cold, sore-throat and for minimizing gestation period nausea.
Cool chamomile brew can be used for wiping eyes and skin with eczema or mycosis. Inhalations are good for asthma, hay fever or sinus infection.
Source: „Paznokcie” magazine issue no. 60, p. 62-63.
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