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known as German Chamomile, Matricaria Recutita, Matricaria chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita

source renewable feedstocks

function soothing, calms appearance of redness

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Matricaria Recutita (German Chamomile) Flower Extract

German chamomile is a soothing extract with fatty acids, polysaccharides, flavonoids, and the sesquiterpene matricin. It works to combat visible redness, irritation, and signs of dermatitis in the skin.1 2 As an extract rather than essential oil, the pure matricin remains intact instead of being converted during steam distillation (due to heat) into volatile chamazulene—the blue component found in the essential oil.3 That said, matricin and chamazulene both possess remarkable anti-inflammatory activity.


[1] Gupta, S., Srivastava, J., & Shankar, E. (2010). Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with a bright future (Review). Molecular Medicine Reports, 3(6). doi: 10.3892/mmr.2010.377

[2] Lee, S., Heo, Y., & Kim, Y. (2010). Effect of German chamomile oil application on alleviating atopic dermatitis-like immune alterations in mice. Journal Of Veterinary Science, 11(1), 35. doi: 10.4142/jvs.2010.11.1.35

[3] MARTINEZ, B. (2022). AAA: What's The Difference Between CO2s and Essential Oils?. Retrieved 13 September 2022, from

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