Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

Origin and distribution

Country of origin: South and East Europe
Cultivation: Europe, America, Asia, Africa

Valuable substances

Volatile oils, flavonoids, therapeutic agents, tannins, salicylic acid, copper, potassium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B and C

Health benefits

• Soothes the stomach and the nerves
• Effective against insomnia
• Heals hemorrhoids, skin problems, injuries
• Useful against colics, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, anxiety
• Relieves colds, inflammation, infections, breathing
• Helpful for problems related to vision, intestines, menstruation, allergies
• Assists the treatment of diabetes and cancer

Beauty benefits

• Hydrates, softens, heals the skin
• Effective against acne and dandruff
• Improves the blond hair color
• Protects against free radicals and reduces the signs of premature aging
• Relieves sunburns and other skin reactions
• Very gentle and effective for all skin types

How the celebrities use it?

Before she steps on the red carpet for an important ceremony, the actress Jennifer Lawrence drinks a cup of chamomile tea to calm down. Natalie Portman, in turn, relies on cream with chamomile extract for soft, healthy and youthful skin.