chamomile

botanical name: 
Anthemis nobilis or Matricaria camomilla
alternative names: 
Mayweed, Roman chamomile, German chamomile, Whitewort, Parthenium nobile
chamomile

Camomile is sweet and bitter, cooling and warming, relaxing and stimulating. In my creams it helps to calm the tissue, moistens dryness and decongests, resolves inflammation, restores function and circulation, cool and soothe painful nerve endings. Traditionally used to apply to every conceivable domestic minor ailment - skin irritations, inflammations with discharge, facial neuralgia, atopic dermatitis, eye inflammations incl. conjunctivitis, eczema, rashes, boils and ulcers.