Matricaria chammomilia L.
Referred to as the “star among the medicinal species,” chamomile is traditionally used in Persian and Indian medicine for calming the nerves and easing the mind. In Persia it was prepared by boiling in sesame oil, recognized for antiinflammatory effects. Chamomile is scientifically recognized in modern society as an antioxidant, relaxant, anti-depressive, and even relieves pain in those suffering from migraines. It is used in many beauty products and aromatherapy for its light, calming, and peaceful scent.
Matricaria recutita is a well-known blossom in the herbal world and is renowned for its gentle actions. The genus name Matricaria stems from the Latin word matrix meaning 'womb' hinting at its beneficial effects for women. Chamomile possesses what Rosemary Gladstar describes as "soft power" to assuage occasional stress and tension.
Chamomile was described in ancient medical writings and was an important medicinal herb in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Persian Traditional Medicine and now worldwide as a mild sedative to calm nerves, treat hysteria, reduce anxiety, insomnia, nightmares and other sleep problems.
In our society, anxiety and depression are at an all-time high. Whether stemming from or contributing to stress from societal pressures, these conditions end up affecting quality of sleep, creating a futile cycle of hormone imbalance, fragmented sleep, and increased anxiety and stress as a result. Chamomile extract has been used to treat these symptoms for centuries, and still remains a shining star for relaxation and promoting natural cycles of sleep. It is one of the main herbs used as a sleep aid that is recognized to help individuals stay in deep sleep throughout the night, awakening without a drowsy or groggy feeling, and eliminate unpleasant dreams.
Chamomile has been traditionally used for many bodily discomforts including menstrual pain, digestive upset, urinary tract infections, diarrhea, wound, and irritated skin areas. It is even used in lotions and other topical applications for babies to help relax and soothe them to sleep. Its pain-relieving qualities have not been studied extensively, but has shown efficacy for migraine and arthritis relief. In patients suffering from arthritis of the knee, subjects voluntarily used less acetaminophen in favor of chamomile extract for their pain while noting a more relaxed feeling of mobility. Recent studies have shown a stimulatory effect on the liver, suggesting its use as a supportive detoxifying herb.
Chamomile extract is found in Cymbiotika’s Rumi Herbal Sleep Tonic to calm a busy mind, treat insomnia, promote relaxation of the nervous system, and eliminate nightmares. It induces deep, relaxed sleep for those that have trouble falling asleep at night. Our goal is to replenish the body and restore the natural cycle of sleep, the most important factor contributing to overall health. Our Rumi formula works to help the body relax, balance the nutrients of the brain, and support a natural sleep cycle without sedation.