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Chamomile German Flowers Whole Organic Dried - Herbal Collection

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Matricaria recutita

Chamomile German Flowers Whole Organic Dried - Herbal Collection - 75 g

Organic chamomile flowers, known for their gentle, apple-like aroma, are a beloved natural remedy for relaxation and wellbeing.

These delicate blossoms contain compounds that may promote calmness, ease anxiety, and encourage restful sleep.

Their anti-inflammatory properties also make them soothing for minor skin irritations.

Chamomile flowers shine in the classic preparation as a warm, soothing tisane. Simply steep a tablespoon of dried flowers in hot water for 5-10 minutes and savor the comforting flavor.

For skincare, create a chamomile infusion and use it as a gentle toner or compress.

You can even add dried chamomile flowers to a warm bath for a luxurious and relaxing soak.



German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla or Matricaria recutita) is a widely used medicinal plant known for its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and calming properties. 

Its flowers are rich in essential oils, flavonoids, and other active compounds that contribute to its therapeutic effects. 

Traditional uses, properties, and benefits of German chamomile flowers include:


  1. Soothing gastrointestinal issues: German chamomile has been traditionally used to alleviate digestive problems such as indigestion, flatulence, bloating, and gastritis. Its antispasmodic properties help relax the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract and alleviate cramping.
  2. Calming effects and sleep aid: German chamomile has mild sedative properties, which makes it a popular choice for reducing stress, anxiety, and promoting relaxation. It is also commonly used as a natural sleep aid to help with insomnia and improve the quality of sleep.
  3. Anti-inflammatory and pain relief: The anti-inflammatory properties of German chamomile can help soothe skin irritation, reduce redness, and promote healing in minor cuts, burns, and insect bites. It can also provide relief from muscular aches and pains, as well as menstrual cramps.
  4. Skincare: German chamomile is used in various skincare products for its soothing, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. It can help alleviate skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and rosacea, as well as soothe sunburns.
  5. Eye care: A cooled infusion of chamomile flowers can be used as an eye compress to reduce eye irritation, inflammation, and conjunctivitis.
  6. Oral health: Rinsing with chamomile tea can help alleviate mouth sores, gingivitis, and other oral inflammations due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  7. Immune support: German chamomile has been used to support the immune system, thanks to its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
  8. Respiratory health: The flowers can be used as an herbal remedy to alleviate symptoms of common colds, coughs, and sore throats.


It's important to note that while German chamomile is generally considered safe for most people, some individuals may experience allergic reactions. 

Pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as individuals with allergies to plants in the Asteraceae family, should consult a healthcare professional before using German chamomile.


Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/German Chamomile


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plant name


Mayweed or German chamomile , chamomile chamomile , wild chamomile , small chamomile , common chamomile , Chamomilla (homeopathic name)


International Latin denomination


Matricaria chamomilla L. syn. : Matricaria recutita (L.) Rauschert


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • Annual herbaceous plant from 20 to 50 cm, with very branched erect stems and leaves abundantly divided into fine strips, with a strong aromatic odor
  • Inflorescences in heads, with hollow conical receptacle
  • White ligulate flowers, tubular yellow in the center
  • Ribbed yellowish achenes, slightly arched


History and tradition


  • Grows in waste places
  • Abundant in Central Europe and North Africa
  • Called “ German chamomile ” because of the interest shown by the populations of the steppes of central Europe where it is abundant
  • Its name comes from the Greek khamaimelon (creeping apple) because of the pleasant smell of green apple from its leaves and matrix (matrix) or matricaria (woman) because it is used during menstruation disorders and during childbirth.


Parts used



Dosage forms available



Usual dosages




Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil





Plant properties


  • Anti-inflammatory [4] , antioxidant [5] , antimutagenic
  • Hypocholesterolemic [6] and anti-phlogistic ( chamazulene , matricin and bisabolol ), powerful anti-pruritic
  • Spasmolytic by inhibition of cAMP-phosphodiesterase [7] ( bisabolol and dicycloether polyin are more active than papaverine )
  • Flavonoids are anti -inflammatory and antispasmodic ( apigenin , luteolin )
  • Analgesic [8] , [9] , [10] , [11] , [12]
  • Carminative, stomachic, choleretic
  • Anti-ulcer [13] , gastro-protective against ulcers [14] , [15] , protection against gastric lesions induced by ethanol [16] and indomethacin [17] , inhibits urease production by Helicobacter pylori (oily maceration of flower heads) [18]
  • Antidiarrheal [19]
  • Anti-allergic (methanolic extract) [20] , antihistamine [21]
  • Bactericidal, fungicidal ( spiro-ethers , alpha-bisabolol and coumarins )
  • Hypnotic of modest activity [22]
  • Anxiolytic [23] , [24] , affinity of aqueous extracts for central benzodiazepine receptors, apigenin is a competitive ligand of benzodiazepine receptors, without anticonvulsant or muscle relaxant effect
  • Neuroprotective, the methanolic extract of Matricaria recutita L. shows protective activity against the cerebral ischemia/reperfusion process in rats [25]
  • Anticancer, pro-apoptotic [26]
  • Inhibition of the synthesis and release of inflammatory mediators (prostaglandins, leukotrienes, bradykinin, histamine, serotonin)
  • Detoxification of bacterial toxins
  • In local applications, bisabolol increases the transcutaneous passage of drugs with low absorption, it is anti-inflammatory like apigenin and luteolin which have the same activity as indomethacin


Bud properties


Properties of essential oil


  • Stomachic
  • Anti-inflammatory, antiedematous activity, analgesic, antihyperalgesic ( bisabolol oxide ) [27]
  • Healing
  • Anti-allergic [28] , [29]
  • Antispasmodic
  • Psychostimulant [30]
  • Antibacterial against Helicobacter pylori , inhibits urease production by Helicobacter pylori [31]
  • Antiviral against Herpes virus , even on acyclovir-resistant viruses [32]
  • Analgesic [33]
  • Antiparasitic, anti-anisakiasis (zoonosis caused by ingestion of nematode larvae in raw seafood food products such as sushi, sashimi, etc.) which causes abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea [34]
  • Azulenes stimulate liver regeneration [35]




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • Inflammation and gastric ulcer, gastritis, intestinal spasms, decreases symptoms of dyspepsia [36]
  • Spasmodic colopathies, enteritis, cramps, bloating
  • Menstruation disorders, dysmenorrhea
  • Sleep disorders, anxiety, mild nervous breakdowns
  • Skin and mucosal inflammations, non-histamino-dependent pruritus
  • Skin and stomatological infections
  • Migraines locally, in decoction in sesame oil (Iranian folk medicine) [37]


Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


  • Dermatoses, infected wounds, eczema, ulcers
  • Dyspepsia, peptic ulcers
  • Amenorrhea & dysmenorrhea
  • Cutaneous pruritus [38]


Known or suspected mode of action


  • Inhibition of the synthesis and release of inflammatory mediators (prostaglandins, leukotrienes, bradykinin, histamine, serotonin)
  • Affinity for central benzodiazepine receptors ( apigenin is a competitive ligand for benzodiazepine receptors)
  • Chamazulene is anti -inflammatory, inhibits the formation of leukotriene B4, blocks the peroxidation of arachidonic acid, antioxidant, antibacterial; it is also anti-allergic
  • Detoxification of bacterial toxins
  • In local applications, bisabolol increases the transcutaneous passage of drugs with low absorption, it is anti-inflammatory like apigenin and luteolin which have the same activity as indomethacin
  • Apigenin blocks a step in the estrogen production chain, both in cultured cancer cells and in other cell types where estrogen synthesis is usually very active
  • Polyacetylenic derivatives are chemotaxonomic characters of the family Asteraceae


Usual formulations





Possible side effects and precautions for use



Bibliographic references


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