Herb of the Week: Chamomile
When you mention Chamomile, most people will automatically think of having it as a relaxing tea. While, this is true, because it is a natural mild sedative, chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) is also a wonderful herb for healing rough or dry winter skin.The healing properties of chamomile come from the flowers, which contain the volatile oils. These oils give chamomile it’s natural anti-inflammatory properties. The flowers also contains oxides A and B, matricin as well as flavonoids. In particularly, it contains apinegin, a natural compound that is great for healing skin. The anti-inflammatory action helps to reduce skin irritation and dryness during winter months.
Our Soft & Silky Skin Cream is used for dry hands, chapped hands, and can even be used for diaper rash, other skin problems. A cream infused with chamomile is wonderful for your skin. It helps to reduce skin inflammation, and your skin would get the benefits of both the Chamomile, and the oils and butters used to make the cream. Chamomile is a natural healing treatment that helps rejuvenate the skin. It is very gentle for all skin types. It helps to reduce the swelling in skin tissues.
Chamomile grows all around the world. It is sown by seed in spring. The flower heads are picked in summer and then dried. Once dry, they are kept out of direct light. The light will destroy the medicinal properties of the herb.
Do not use chamomile if allergic to daisies. It can cause reaction in persons allergic to daisies.