Chamomile: properties, side effects, contraindications



Analgesic, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, healing, antidiarrheal, antispasmodic, sedative.


no special precautions and warnings are mentioned

Part used:
The flowers


In the spring


Apigenin, luteolin, chamazulene. Tannins, coumarin, valerian acid,

Nervous 90%
Skin 90%
Digestive 80%
Liver - Bile 80%

Family: Asteraceae

Botanical name: Matricaria chamomilla

It is also found as: Chamomile, lettuce, camel, chamomile

Description Features

Organic chamomile from the highlands of the continent

It is a small plant with a height of 20-40cm. Its flowers are yellow-white and grow at the top of the stem in inflorescences.

They closely resemble those of the daisy and care should be taken when collecting. It has a multi-branched stem.


Chamomile is a much-loved herb used by almost all peoples and cultures throughout the ages.

Its therapeutic, cosmetic and nutritional values ​​have been established through many years of traditional as well as scientific use and research. It is excellent, mildly sedative, safe even for young ages.

It reduces insomnia, ensuring more time and better quality of sleep. Studies show that its consumption reduces night wakefulness, promotes continuous and deeper sleep. Also, in the nervous system, it contributes in cases of depression, reducing anxiety and accumulated tension. A multitude of gastrointestinal conditionspains stomach ulcers and acidity in the digestive system promotes proper digestion, while it can be effective in preventing the growth of bacteria.

It limits hyperactive bowel movements with its antispasmodic properties and is useful in cases and is the reason why it is used synergistically with other herbs for diarrhea relief.

Still, it has cholagogue action, supporting the digestive process in the bile stones, as it dilates the bile ducts and becomes more efficient and extraction of stones. eye care.

It can be applied to all conditions, even preventively. 

The combination of chamomile and euphrasia is the most well-known combination for natural eye care  

Its use is not only limited to internal, but also external for the preparation of cosmetics and personal care products.

Its antiseptic and healing actions make it ideal for sensitive performance even for babies. It is recommended in all skin inflammations and dermatoses.

Chamomile and spathola are the two ingredients that with beeswax, creating a unique cream that can be used as a compress can reduce pain during the period by relieving redness, skin irritations, stings and stings as well as diaper changing cream, abdominal pain, and breast pain (mastalgia) that often precedes the period.

Washing the sensitive area is also beneficial in both men and in the USA especially in cases of inflammation and itching[(Armenija 24/01/201


The social cooperative enterprise of Epirus producers "ICHOR" is based in Ioannina and deals with the production of aromatic and medicinal plants as well as other local products of Epirus.