Chamomile

English Name : Chamomile

Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Daminiful

BotanicalName : Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rauschert

Family Name : Asteraceae

Season : March - April

Parts Used : Flowering tops

Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance : Fluid Liquid

Aroma : Warm spicy odor, woody-oriental type

Specific Gravity : 0.880 to 0.965 at (15 to 25) C

Relative Index : 1.333 to 1.45 at (15 to 25) C

Ester Value : 3.15 to 35

Acid Number : 1.9 to 6.5

Solubility : Soluble in 1 - 5 vol of 80% alcohol

Soluble in water : Insoluble

Uses : Chamomile essential oil is useful in the treatment of arthritis, skin irritation, headaches, indigestion, depression, anxiety, menstrual problems and digestive problems. Its actions include being anti-inflammatory, calming, digestive and as a nerve sedative.

Packaging : 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 25 kg

Chamomile is a common name for several daisy-like plants. They were introduced in Nepal some years ago. They are now cultivated in Terai region. It has flower which is yellowish in color. 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. Its essential oil is extracted through steam distillation process.