Chamomile is a modest and gentle flower, especially valued by physicians and cosmeticians. The healing properties of chamomile have been well known since ancient times, and, thanks to the mild action, drugs based on it are perfect not only for adults but also for the youngest children. Chamomile contains essential oils, mucus and resins, carotenoids, coumarins, organic acids, flavonoids, glycosides, phytosterols, triterpene alcohols, choline, and vitamins B1, B2 and carotene.
Useful properties of chamomile are possible thanks to its amazing composition unifying a set of chemical elements that make it a miraculous flower. It includes biological acids including isovaleric acid. Flavonoids - luteolin, quercetin and aigenin that are found in the flowers of chamomile in large numbers endow it with antibacterial properties. This whole complex of unique chemical elements forms a powerful antiviral and antibacterial agent.
Chamomile has a strong bactericidal, anti-inflammatory and calming effect and stimulates blood circulation. These properties have made the chamomile indispensable tool in the treatment of various inflammatory processes from skin irritations and to eczema. Preparations based on chamomile are recommended to use for the treatment of damaged hair, care for problematic, dry and sensitive skin. Preparations based on chamomile are perfect for the daily care of the delicate skin of babies. Chamomile is effectively used for newborns while bathing with prickly heat, diathesis and diaper rash. It is useful to add a decoction of chamomile in the tub for bathing of the baby - it will calm and improve sleep. A sufficient number of substances favorably impacting on the skin and hair of the child are also included in the composition of chamomile.