Chamomile comes from the dried daisy-like flowers of the German chamomile plant (Maticaria recutita). Ancient civilizations used chamomile for a wide variety of disorders to reduce inflammation. It also has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Modern science is concluding that chamomile is less effective than other ingredients, but does have soothing properties that are natural and non-irritating. On the other hand, if you’re allergic to ragweed, stay away from chamomile additives.
- Added to many first aid creams and lotions because of its soothing and antibacterial properties
- Appears in formulas that treat acne and rosacea