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Synonyms--- Chamomile(also spelled camomile), German chamomile,Hungarian chamomile, pineapple weed,Matricaria recutita (Synonyms: Chamomilla chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita, Matricaria chamomilla, and Matricaria suaveolens)
Apigenin Apigenine; Chamomile; Apigenol; Spigenin; Versulin; 4', 5, 7-Trihydroxyflavone; C.I. Natural Yellow 1
Chemical Name:5, 7-Dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one
Molecular Formula: C15H10O5
Mol. Wt.:270.24 g/mol
Chamomile(also spelled camomile), Matricaria recutita (Synonyms: Chamomilla chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita, Matricaria chamomilla, and Matricaria suaveolens), also called German chamomile,Hungarian chamomile, pineapple weed (referring to the shape of the inflorescences), is an annual plant of the composite family Asteraceae. Chamomile is named for their apple-like scent, is a common name for several daisy-like plants. Their branched stem is erect and smooth and grows to a height of 15-60 cm. The long and narrow leaves are bipinnate or tripinnate. The flowers are borne in paniculate capitula. The white ray florets are furnished with a ligule, while the disc florets are yellow. The hollow receptacle is swollen and lacks scales. The flowers have a strong, aromatic smell, and bloom in early to mid summer. These plants are best known for their ability to be made into a tea which is commonly used to help with sleep and is often served with either honey or lemon. It usually grows near populated areas all over Europe and temperate Asia. It is widely introduced in temperate North America and Australia. As the seeds need open soil to survive, it often grows near roads, around landfills and in cultivated fields as a weed.
Traditionally chamomile has been used medicinally for over 100 separate ailments and conditions, such as cardiovascular conditions, common cold, diarrhea in children, eczema, gastrointestinal conditions, hemorrhagic cystitis, hemorrhoids, infantile colic, mucositis from cancer treatment, quality of life in cancer patients, open penile sores, skin inflammation, sleep aid, vaginitis, and wound healing, and etc.
One of the main active ingredients of the essential oil from German chamomile is the terpene bisabolol. The Other active ingredients include farnesene, chamazulene, flavonoids (including apigenin, quercetin, patuletin and luteolin) and coumarin. Apigenin is a flavone that is the aglycone of several glycosides.
The Chamomile Extract used in dietary supplements is derived from the flower of the plant chamomile (Matricaria recutita).
• Treat Cardiovascular conditions
•Treat Common cold
•Treat Diarrhea in children
•Treat Gastrointestinal conditions
•Treat Hemorrhagic cystitis (bladder irritation with bleeding)
•Treat Infantile colic
•Treat mucositis from cancer treatment (mouth ulcers/irritation)
•Quality of life in cancer patientsEffects
• TreatSkin inflammation
•Sleep aid / sedationEffects
• TreatVaginitis (inflammation of the vagina)
•Treat wound healing
•Treat Post-operative sore throat/hoarseness due to intubation
Possible side effects
Chamomile is a relative of ragweed and can cause allergy symptoms and can cross-react with ragweed pollen in individuals with ragweed allergies. It also contains coumarin and thus care should be taken to avoid potential drug interactions, e.g. with blood thinners.
Chamomile should not be taken during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Chamomile may also interact with antibacterial, antifungal, antihistamine, or diuretic herbs and supplements, as well as herbs and supplements used for high cholesterol, ulcers, diarrhea, or gastrointestinal disorders.
• The typical dose is 400-1,600mg per day (usually in 2-3 doses throughout the day).
• Consult physicians for different condition specifics.
GNI’s Chamomile Extract Features and Benefits:
Chamomile Extract is one of GNI's most competitive products, with many advantages as list in the following, produced as our patent-pending process and know-how technology fromMatricaria recutitaflower.
• Produced with pure water only
• High purity: over 1.2% Apigenin
• NO solvent - residual free
• Light Yellow in appearance
• High solubility in water
• High anti-bacteria, and longer shelf life
1.2% Apigenin HPLC, 4:1