Matricaria chamomilla is a medicinal belonging to genus matricaria and the Asteraceae family . It is native to south-eastern Europe. It is an annual herb with stiff, light-green, leveled and multi-branched stems. The plant is grayish green in color. It has long and thin leaves structure. And has white, daisy like flower.
Physical State: Semi-, viscous liquid
Color: gloomy blue
Odor: Characteristic, herbal
Density: Varies from 0.900-0.965
Refractive Index @ 20℃: Varies from 1.460-1.495
Optical Rotation @ 20℃: Not available
Viscosity: Not available
Flash Point: Less than 100°C
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
The flowers are hydro-distilled to extract the water.
The main constituent of volatile water that is blue in color, alpha-bisabolol and chamazulene. Other components are sesquiterpenes, cadinene, farnesene, furfural, spathulenol and proazulene.
Sleep Enhancement: The patients undergoing cardiac catheterization procedure can go into deep sleep without any use of sedatives. It enhances the mean brachial artery making it natural sleep enhancer.
Diarrhea: it is an effective remedy for the irritation of gastro-intestinal tract. It is very useful during the period of dentition. In this condition, infant becomes restless, crabby, irritable and unhappy which can be treated with the help of Matricaria water. When an infant suffers from constipation it offset the nervous excitation and is given with the laxative.
Anti-inflammatory: This water is rich in alpha-Bisabolol, a natural anti-inflammatory compound that encourages granulation and tissue rejuvenation. Due to its inhibiting property of countering the histamine discharge and anti-free radical action it is used in medicine for the irritation and inflammation, treatment.
Skin condition: Chamomile water is used to pacify the affects of skin allergies, burns and eczema. Also used for reducing the dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. Its oil is used in the preparation of the various moisturizing creams are used to heal the redness and irritation of the skin.