Chamomile is a herb which belongs to the ragweed family. It is a daisy flowering plant whose medicinal benefits have been known and actively incorporated by human beings since ages. Back in 15th and 16th century, Egyptians were the first to use Chamomile for healing various human disorders. Now it is cultivated on a wide scale around the world. Modern researchers have found several new benefits which were yet unknown. The healing effect ranges from curing small skin rashes to reducing Type 2 diabetes. A wide range of products are now manufactured and used by people worldwide. Chamomile lotion is one of its very popular uses. The lotion is a combination of extracts from chamomile plant mixed in equal proportion with other chief ingredients in fixed proportion. Chamomile soaps and lotions are widely used to cure several skin problems safely and inexpensively.
Chamomile lotion is used as a primary product for curing various skin problems ranging from insect bite to glowing healthy skin. It is shipped across various countries of Europe, Asia and America and is widely prescribed by Doctors and physicians to cure skin problems.
Chamomile flowers contain several essential oils like etheric oil, vitamins B1 and C. It is also rich in minerals substances like phosphorus, potassium, silicon, iron etc. The plant contains various pigments which have calming, disinfecting and antiseptic actions which makes it a perfect cure for skin inflammation. Lotion is a combination of mineral oxides such as zinc and iron which makes the lotion effective in nullifying irritants.
Due to its antiseptic and decongestive properties, it destroys microorganisms from the tegument. Chamomile also has many applications in cosmetic and beauty products and is widely used to prevent post-irritation, damaged or fat complexions. It is primarily a skin protect ant and it works by soothing and prevent it from infection. There can be various incidents which can lead to skin itching like physical irritation or chemical changes in the skin caused due to side-effects of drugs, inflammation, allergy etc. This lotion can act as a soother in such situations as it contains mineral oxides which help in reducing such skin problems. It produces a cooling and soothing effect on the skin for symptomatic relief the itching. It is also helpful in immediate curing of acne (a type of skin disease), though it may not be as effective in treating the problem but it can provide an immediate solution.
Chamomile lotion also has anti-allergic pigments which makes it best suited for sensitive skin. It is generally applied on sensitive skins along with other hard cosmetic products as it reduces the effect of reaction of cosmetics on skin. It contains zinc oxide which makes lotion rich in antiseptic properties and helps preventing skin from infection and scratching. The antiseptic powers of Chamomile are stated to be 120 times stronger than sea-water hence they are a chief constituent in building strong antiseptic lotions and creams which are used to cure abscesses, toothache, earache, neuralgia, sunburns, burns etc.
Mode Of use and precautions
Chamomile lotion is generally applied on daily basis but the usage can be increased depending upon the problem. Since the lotion is for external use only so proper care should be taken while applying it on skin so that it doesn’t reach sensitive areas like eyes, inside nose or ears etc. Lotion should be used only after consulting Homeopathic physician to know the usage guidelines and to make sure that your skin is not allergic to ingredients in it.