Chamomile is an annual herb also know as babuna ka phal in hindi, is an important medicinal and aromatic herb. The plant chamomile belongs to the daisy family and the flowers have a characteristic herbaceous fragrance.
Chamomile originated in Europe and West Asia and since ancient times, it has been highly valued by the Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks for its medicinal properties. The Egyptians considered the plant sacred and believed it was a gift from the God of the Sun.they regularly used the chamomile flower to treat many conditions and illnesses such as nausea, pain, inflammations, skin diseases, and cancer.they also used it as calming beverage in the form of tea. The Saxons considered chamomile as one of the nine sacred herbs and the Egyptians dedicated the plant to the sun god.
The chamomile flowers, on hydrodistillation, yield a blue oil that finds extensive use in medicines and cosmetics. Some of these compounds in the essential oil and the extracts are also used in perfumery and flavoring. The flower extract and essential oil possess anti-inflammatory . Chamomile tea is one of the popular varieties of tea in the market and it has powerful anti-inflammatory and and is known to boost immunity as well as reduce stress.
The Chamomile flower is used in cosmetic industries on large scale . A variety of Luxury skin care and hair care preparations contain chamomile flower extracts or oil. The natural antioxidant and antimicrobial effects of chamomile oil renders it a safe cosmetic without any side effects. Chamomile oil is blended with other essential oils in certain perfumes. The kinds of cosmetics that contain chamomile are herbal creams, ointments, herbal sulfate free shampoo and handmade soaps like sugar soap, sulfate free soaps, butter soap made up of shea butter etc.
BENEFITS OF CHAMOMILE FOR SKIN
1.Glowing skin: Chamomile can be used as a natural skin bleach. It helps to lighten your complexion and makes it radiant.
2.Anti-acne: It acts as an anti-inflammatory, inhibits inflammatory acne and rosacea, and has all-around calming properties.
3.Anti Ageing: Chamomile has anti-antioxidants. it protects the skin from free-radical which are responsible for premature ageing. It accelerates cell and tissue regeneration, helps tighten the pores and slows down the ageing process.
4.Skin Healing: Chamomile is though soothe skin irritation such as burns, scrapes and rashes. We use pure chamomile tea and chamomile essential oil with shea butter and kokum butter while making the soap using cold process method for additional benefits and fragrance.