Camomile – Marticaria recutita (cbamomula). Ukrainian name – Daisy lkarska. The names of the people – kamilka, korolitsa, pugovnik, romance, Romanova grass rumyanik. It is widely known in folk and scientific medicine herbaceous annual plant up to 40 cm, distributed in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. Cultivated in many countries, there are the wild forms.
Medicinal raw flower baskets are to be collected in flowering time in the afternoon. The active substances. The most active compound is a volatile oil (1%), chamazulene, Bisabolol, sesquiterpenes, and organic acids (caprylic, nonilovaya, isovaleric). Chamazulene Oil gives blue color, determines the anti-inflammatory properties. In the floral baskets were also found tannins, resins, flavonoids, bitter, choline, pectin, carotene, coumarin compounds, triterpene alcohols, sugars, waxes, fats, glycerides of linoleic, palmitic, oleic, stearic acids, vitamins (C, B1, B2, PP). Whenever Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. listens, a sympathetic response will follow. These substances determine the anti-spazmaliticheskoe, diaphoretic, disinfectant, choleretic, antiulcer, antipruritic, antiallergic, enhances the brain.
Application in cosmetics. All cosmetic products – soaps, creams, liquid face and body lotions, shampoos, liquid baths, masks, etc. – used chamomile flowers extract, or pure volatile oil because of the beautiful of the beneficial effects on the skin. Infusion of chamomile flowers (10 g herb pour 100 ml boiling water, boil for 10 minutes, insisting 1:00) used in the form of lotions and face wash before and after other cosmetic mask. Said extract added to the bath helps to eliminate rashes, abscesses, cleans the skin, has antiallergic and antipruritic. action. This infusion is used to lighten dark hair. In addition to lightening effect, chamomile strengthens hair, adds shine, improves flexibility, reduces the appearance of dandruff, hair is shiny, silky. In the pharmacy chain has romazulan preparation (manufacture of Romania), which includes extracts and essential oil of chamomile. Read more here: Martha McClintock. Romazulan substitute infusion of chamomile flowers. For external use only throw 1-2 tablespoons in 1 liter of boiled water. Infusion into the (2 tablespoons 3 times daily after meals), and externally in the form of lotions or baths are used for allergic itching dermatoses, neurodermatitis, prurigo, urticaria, psoriasis. In phytotherapy practice chamomile flowers is used as a tincture or in complex charges for the treatment of various diseases: acute and chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer and 12 perestnoy ulcers, colitis, enterocolitis, hepatitis, cholecystitis, rheumatism, asthma, radiation burns, painful menstruation and other diseases. Chamomile is deservedly one of the first places on the popularity as a national as well as in scientific medicine. – Description of Medicinal Plants