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Chamomile, in Arabic "Babounj", belong to the genus Anthemis, Chamaemelum, Cladanthus and Matricaria (Asteraceae) . Chamomile has been recommended for a variety of healing applications and is included in the FDA‟s (US Food and Drug administration) GRAS (generally recognized as safe) list.1 Among medicinal plants used in Algeria, we find very few wild species very undemanding and growing in very diverse soil and climatic regions ranging from sub-humid zone not far from the Mediterranean coast among them chamomile.2 Appearance: Opaque mobile liquid3 Color: Deep blue to bluish green clear liquid.4 Odor: Bitter, sweet, herbaceous3 Storage conditions: N.A. Botanic Family:  Asteraceae6 Organ: Flowers/Buds5 Processing Method: Steam Distilled5 Type: 100% natural  Origin: Algeria More Info Chemical composition: Bisabolol, Farnesol, Azulene, Farnasene, Thujanol5 Benefit: The essential oil of Chamomile is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. It will be very effective against skin inflammations, digestive tract or respiratory tract. It will also be used in case of cutaneous or seasonal allergies. Finally, it is the essential oil of blond or white hair!3 Application Tips: 3 Blond or white hair Can be used from 3 years old. Dermally, pour 3 drops of Chamomile essential oil and 2 drops of Lemon essential oil in a dose of shampoo to make hair blond. Leave on for a few minutes before rinsing. Acne Can be used from adolescence. Dermally, dilute 1 drop of chamomile essential oil in 3-4 drops of vegetable oil before application on the pimples. Aerophagia, ballooning, flatulence Can be used from 3 months. Dermally, dilute 1 drop of chamomile essential oil in 4 drops of a vegetable oil. Apply directly on the abdomen up to 3 times daily. Skin allergies Can be used from the age of 3 years. Dermally, dilute 1 drop of chamomile essential oil in 4 drops of vegetable oil applied on the affected area, twice a day for 7 to 10 days. Difficult digestion Can be used from 3 months. Dermally, dilute 1 drop of chamomile essential oil in 4 drops of a vegetable oil. Apply directly on the abdomen up to 3 times daily. Insomnia Apply chamomile oil directly to the skin. Mix 7 to 10 drops of the essential oil with 25mL of a carrier oil such as olive or sunflower oil before applying. Use chamomile essential oil in a diffuser . An oil diffuser will help distribute the soothing scent of chamomile throughout the room, creating a restful environment.7 Precaution of use (or MSDS): Chamomile essential oil is quite flexible. Its use is forbidden to pregnant women because of its estrogen-like action. It also has no toxicity and all other users can enjoy it. There is no route to proscribe but the oral route is often reserved for the therapist, as for the dermal route, it is better to dilute the essential oil in a vegetable oil before application and to avoid exposure to the sun after application.3 It should also not be used with aspirin or NSAIDs because of interactions triggered by the compound apigenin.7 Note: It is recommended to test the essential oil before use (two drops in the inner skin of the elbow for at least 24 hours to check that there is no reaction). 3 1 Source: Chemotypes investigation of essential oils of Chamomile herbs : A short review W. Tadrent1 , A. Kabouche1 , R. Touzani2 , Z. Kabouche*1 1- Université des frères Mentouri - Constantine, Département de chimie, Laboratoire d’Obtention de Substances Thérapeutiques (LOST), 25000 Constantine, Algeria. 2- Université Mohamed Premier, Oujda LCAE-URAC 18, COSTE, Faculté des Sciences, Oujda & Faculté Pluridisciplinaire Nador, Morocco ; J. Mater. Environ. Sci. 7 (4) (2016) 1229-1235  2 Source: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FOOD AND NUTRITION Print: ISSN 2157-0167, Online: ISSN 2157-1317, doi:10.5251/ajfn.2011. © 2011, ScienceHuβ, Using medicinal plants in Algeria Reguieg L. ; E.N.S.A., Phytotechnie, El-Harrach, 16200, Algiers, Algeria  3 Source:   4 Source:   5 Source:   6 Source:   7 Source:

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