Calming and restoring, chamomile is a flowering plant from the daisy family that promotes tranquility and health when used topically and orally. The dried chamomile flower exhibits anti-inflammatory and pain-suppressing qualities by enhancing the body’s immune system1. In a randomized clinical trial, mothers who had experienced a caesarean section felt a statistically significant lower pain intensity when treated with chamomile essential oil; their need of painkillers was also reduced post-surgery2. Not only could chamomile reduce the need for drugs, but it also could reduce the harmful side effects of some medications. Bleomycin, a medicine used to treat cancer, is known to cause pulmonary fibrosis, or scarring of the lungs. Rats treated with chamomile extract after bleomycin treatment showed less severe lung damage in a lab setting3. In other uses, chamomile oil applied topically on babies improved colic symptoms and oral treatment improved the quality of sleep of women experiencing menopause4,5. We consider chamomile a valuable component of our all-natural products at FPF.
1ALMALKI, F. A. (2019). Chamomile Extract Down Regulate the Expression Level of Pro-inflammatory Cytokine in PBMCs In Vitro. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (09752366), 11(1), 192–199. https://doi-org.unh.idm.oclc.org/10.31838/ijpr/2019.11.01.024
2Najafi, B., Mojab, F., Ghaderi, L., Farhadifar, F., Roshani, D., & Seidi, J. (2017). The Effect of Chamomile Flower Essence on Pain Severity after Elective Caesarean Section under Spinal Anaesthesia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research, 11(11), 1–4. https://doi-org.unh.idm.oclc.org/10.7860/JCDR/2017/29689.10836
3Hemmati, A. A., Jalali, A., & Keshavarz, P. (2018). Effect of Chamomile Hydroalcoholic Extract on Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis in Rat. Tanaffos, 17(4), 264–271. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.unh.idm.oclc.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=asn&AN=136376860&site=ehost-live
4Salehipoor, H., Afzali, B., Akrami, R., Ghorat, F., Niktabe, Z., & Sahebkar, M. (2019). Effect of Topical Chamomile Oil (Matricaria chamomile L.) as a Supplementary Method on Colic Symptoms in Infants: A Randomized Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial. Iranian Journal of Neonatology, 10(1), 15–22. https://doi-org.unh.idm.oclc.org/10.22038/ijn.2019.32270.1448
5Iqbal, K., Babar, M., Tauseef, S., & Akhtar, R. (2018). Outcome of use of High Quality Chamomile Extract on Sleep Disorders Occurring after Menopause. Ophthalmology Update, 16(3), 766–769. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.unh.idm.oclc.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=asn&AN=130595931&site=ehost-live