Matricaria recutita, also known as German chamomile, despite its name, is not just found in Germany. It is a flower and herb native to many countries in Europe and Asia. German chamomile is not to be confused with English chamomile, which is most commonly thought of as it is popular as a relaxing tea.
Chamomile health benefits
German chamomile is an annual herbaceous flower usually planted in gardens to repel bugs. In natural medicine, however, it is known for having anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, along with being naturally calming. The dried bud of the chamomile flower has been used for millennia, favored by ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome in herbal remedies. It gained a lot of popularity in the Middle Ages as an aid for asthma, nausea, ulcers, and inflammations, and has since been approved by health commissions to soothe digestive issues such as spasms and inflammation. Chamomile contains over 120 components, and scientists have found that the main antioxidants and flavonoids are responsible for the flower’s numerous health benefits, namely, promoting relaxation of tissues in the body, and helping inflamed sections of the digestive system.
The extract from the German chamomile bud is a popular and well-loved ingredient in many digestive products, as it soothes feelings of nausea, and stomach upset. German chamomile extract is used in Digestive Relief & Repair liquid as a natural ingredient to help digestion, bloating and nausea with minimal side effects compared to conventional options.
Why we use German chamomile flower | healthy, beyond relief
- Relieves abdominal pain, bloating, and nausea
- Promotes the relaxation of inflamed sections of the digestive system
- Quiets a “nervous stomach”