Chamomile is an excellent herb for dry skin as it soothes and hydrates really well. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb that greatly improves skin hydration. Chamomile’s aromatic taste is very familiar to herbal tea drinkers but it has been used as herbal medicine since ancient times.

How I Make Medicine with Chamomile

Chamomile does not grow in Iceland but I source very good quality certified organic Chamomile flowers which I love to use in my clinic for patients as well as in my products. I consider it to be a very powerful herb for the skin and I make a Chamomile herbal infusion to use in all my moisturisers.

  • Botanical name: Matricaria recutita
  • Parts used: flowers
  • Action: anti-inflammatory, relaxant, heals wounds, relieves muscle spasm, anti-allergenic, relieves flatulence.
  • Used for: wound healing, skin disorders, insomnia, stress-related disorders, stomach pain, indigestion, heartburn, gastritis, flatulence, bloating, colic, peptic ulcers, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, muscles pain and spasm, period pain, hay fever, asthma, eczema.
  • Preparations: Tea, tincture, hydrosol, essential oil, infused oil, poultice, suppository, cream, ointment.

Chamomile for Soothing and Hydrating the Skin

Chamomile is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb and is therefore especially effective against red and inflamed skin. It calms and soothes the skin, improves elasticity and skin hydration. This is why it is an important ingredient in these moisturisers:

Chamomile as a Skin Remedy

It is a wonderfully soothing herb that has long been a popular skin remedy due to its anti-inflammatory effects. Chamomile helps sore and itchy skin and promotes healing for cuts, eczema, wounds, burns, diaper rash, sore nipples and cold sores.

How Chamomile is Used in Herbal Medicine

Chamomile is probably one of the most widely used relaxing herbs in the western world. It has a soothing effect on the nervous system, promotes relaxation and settles upset stomach especially if it is due to anxiety. Chamomile is also one of the best all-around herbs for children and is often recommended for colic, insomnia and nervousness.

About the Author

Anna Rósa is a medical herbalist and author of the bestselling book Icelandic Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses. She’s the CEO and founder of Anna Rósa Skincare and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in UK. It’s the oldest herbalist institute in the world, founded in 1894.

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