Chamomile an Ancient Aromatic Plant - A Review

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Journal of Ayurveda Medical Sciences,2017,2,4,251-255.
Published:October 2017
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Ekta Singh Chauhan, Aishwarya Jaya*

Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, Department of Home Science, Banasthali University, Newai, Tonk, Rajasthan 304022, India.


Introduction: Chamomile is known as German chamomile Marticaria recutita and Roman chamomile Chamaemelum nobile a very famous daisy plant. Chamomile is metabolized into terpenoids and flavonoids. Chamomile is rich in different bioactive compounds, antioxidant and phytochemicals; carries many pharmacological and traditional properties. Leaves, flowers and stems of chamomile are used as antioxidant, analgesic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antidiabetic, anti-proliferative, antibacterial activities and many more diseases. Conclusion: This paper put a light on nutraceuticals properties of chamomile.