Humble in appearance, but with great properties, it is considered one of the most useful medicinal plants.
We should note that chamomile, among others, includes potassium, magnesium and calcium. Potassium contributes to nerve impulses transfer, muscle contractility control and blood pressure maintenance. Magnesium is involved in the formation of the bones, teeth and tendons, in the transmission of nerve impulses, in energy release from muscles, as well as protein production, and blood vessels relaxation and heart rate regulation. Calcium is involved in the formation of the skeleton, it maintains the heart pace, the muscle contraction and the transmission of nerve impulses, and also determines which substances go through cell membranes.
When applied externally, it contributes to the healing of burns and eczemas while it is quite useful to gingivitis and eye washes. Chamomile compresses sooth any kind of skin problem.
Chamomile can also be used in cosmetics mainly due to its beneficial and soothing properties on skin. It is a key ingredient in cleansing, de-make up and hydration skin products.
Chamomile was given its name due to its scent and its low growth (ground apple).
Its therapeutic action is known since ancient times as the Ancient Greeks used it because of its valuable and healing properties. Modern research validates its usefulness as a remedy in a broad range of diseases.
The flavonoids it contains are of particular interest to inflammatory reactions due to their antioxidant action.
It is widely used for peptic ulcers, bloating, stomach heartburn, gall bladder problems, intestinal gas, gastritis, hemorrhoids and indigestion.
It relieves from respiratory problems, colds, coughing and fever, fighting insomnia and enhancing sleep.
Chamomile properties are attributed to its active substances such as coumarin, essential oils, flavonoids, azulene and minerals. Nowadays the most commonly known property of the chamomile is connected to its ability to calm and relax.