Progress in Essential Oils

Chamomile Oil

Chamomile oil is produced by steam distillation of the flower heads of Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rausch. (syn. Matricaria recutita L., Matricaria chamomilla L.).

The main components of a lab-distilled chamomile oil that was produced by hydrodistillation from the flower heads of chamomile grown in Brazil were determined by Maia et al. (2004).

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