Main nutrients and benefits of Chamomile.
Scientific name: Matricaria chamomilla
Higher classification: Matricaria
Species: M. recutita
Chamomile, Chamomilla recutita (L). Rauschert is an herbaceous and aromatic plant. Its flower has essential oil composed of terpenes, flavonoids, and other organic substances, which have anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant actions. So, it helps calm down and can also be good for skin, cramps, bloating, and other problems.
Main nutrients of chamomile.
Chamomile’s main nutrients are flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory action and also have antioxidant action. The latter is important because it fights free radicals and prevents degenerative brain disease, cancer and other complications.
Coumarin is also present in chamomile and it has antioxidant and antibacterial actions. The plant also has vitamin A, nutrient that contributes to good vision, as it protects the cornea.
Proven Benefits of Chamomile
Helps to calm down: Chamomile contributes to reduce anxiety and getting a good night sleep. The plant has glicenia, a substance that has a calming effect on the nerves and helps to sleep. In addition, the apigenin flavonoid present in the plant binds to brain GABA-A receptors, similar to benzodiazepines, which acts by reducing anxiety.
Benefits on Chamomile Study
Good for the skin: The essential oils and flavonoids found in chamomile flowers have anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce redness and puffiness of the skin, particularly when applied directly to the skin in a cream or compress. The herb can also lessen dark circles in the eye. However, further research is needed to prove the benefit.
Reduces cramps: Because of its antispasmodic activity chamomile can help reduce intestinal cramps as well as gases.
Reduces swelling: Chamomile contains camazulene as well as other chemicals that help reduce swelling.
Anti-Inflammatory Property The anti-inflammatory action of the plant can be beneficial in many problems, including arthritis and rheumatic diseases.