CHAMOMILE

Lipstick & Roses Ingredient

Other Names:

English Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Double Chamomile, Manzanilla, Anthemis Nobilis L., Chamaemelum Nobil L, Anthémis, Anthémis Odorante, Anthemis nobilis, Babuna Ke Phool, Camomille d’Anjou, Camomille Noble, Camomille Romaine, Chamaemelum nobile, Chamomilla, Chamomile, Chamomillae Ramane Flos, English Chamomile, Fleur de Camomille Romaine, Flores Anthemidis, Garden Chamomile, Grosse Kamille, Ground Apple, Huile Essentielle de Camomille Romaine, Low Chamomile, Manzanilla, Manzanilla Romana, Ormenis nobilis, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil, Romische Kamille, Sweet Chamomile, Whig Plant.

Parts Used:

Flowers, herb, essential oil

/Skin Type:

All Skin Types; perfect for acne-prone, sensitive, damaged skin

Comedogenicity Rating:

2 – moderately low pore-clogging

Natural SPF:

Unknown

Region of Origin, Cultivation & History:

Indigenous to most of Europe; was dedicated to the sun god in ancient Egypt; has been used for its healing properties for thousands of years.  The name “chamomile” comes from Greek meaning “apple of the earth” and “Manzanilla” by the Spanish because the fresh plant has an apple-like scent.

Constituents:

tiglic acid, angelic acid, chamazulene, cyclododecane, pinen-3-one, pinocarvone1,8-cineole, alpha-pinene, isobutyrate, ester, sesquiterpene lactones, nobilin, 110-epoxynobilin, 3-dihydronobilin, flavonoid, anthemoside, cosmioside, chamaemeloside, luteolin, apigenin 7-glucoside, coumarin, scopoletinphenolic acid, trans-caffeic acid, ferulic acid, polyynes, cis-dehydromatricaria ester, trans-dehydromatricaria ester

Health & Beauty Benefits:

Stomachic, anti-emetic, antispasmodic, mild sedative; soothing and analgesic – ideal for lotions, toothpaste, earache and neuralgia; anti-inflammatory, calmic, tonic, anodyne, stimulant, antiseptic; good for skin irritations, sensitive skin, insomnia, eczema, intestinal irritations and stomach ulcers; calming for menstrual cramps, PMS and reduces the risk of premature labor.

Warnings/Contraindications:

Do not use if allergic to plants from the Asteraceae family; frequent use may cause nausea, dizziness and vomiting.

Roman chamomile seems safe for most people when taken by mouth as medicine and in foods. In large amounts, it can cause vomiting. It can also cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, or similar herbs.

The essential oil of Roman chamomile also seems to be safe when inhaled or applied to the skin.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Roman chamomile is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts during pregnancy. Roman chamomile is believed to cause miscarriages. Not enough is known about the safety of applying it to the skin during pregnancy. Avoid using Roman chamomile if you are pregnant.

It’s also best to avoid Roman chamomile if you are breast-feeding. Not enough is known about how it might affect the nursing infant.

Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Roman chamomile may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking Roman chamomile.

 

Chamomile, Roman” Potters Herbal Encyclopedia (Williamson) [CW Daniel Company Limited 2003] pg. 109

“Chamomile”  The Healing Nature of Herbs:  87 herbs and their medicinal properties.  Power Publishing, Cyprus 2003.  pgs 71-73

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Health Benefits of Camomile Essential Oil