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German chamomile contains a mixture of compounds that have been recognized for their soothing
properties. The essential oil from the chamomile flower in particular promotes soothing and can reduce
irritation as well. Our gentle, clean extraction technique (which does not generate chemical waste) creates a
concentrated extract of chamomile.
There may be other alternatives out there but we have found German chamomile to be the best fit for
Tom's of Maine because it has such a strong history of use as a soothing ingredient.
Those with known allergies to the aster family (also known as the sunflower family) may experience
allergic reactions with chamomile as well. Tom's of Maine recognizes that no two people are alike, and even
with pure and natural ingredients, some individuals may develop an allergic reaction that is unique to them.
As with any product, be sure to discontinue use if you experience discomfort or other indications that the
product may not be appropriate for your individual body chemistry.
German chamomile, an annual native to Europe and western Asia, has been used medicinally for
centuries. Today it is still one of the most popular herbs, found in teas as well as in many personal care
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Visit the American Botanical Council for the latest research on our herbal ingredients. Read the expert research