Product name:Matricaria recutita powder extract(chamomile powder extract)
Description: Chamomile, (Matricaria recutita) sometimes also referred to as German chamomile, is an herb that is native to Europe, Africa, and Asia, and is now also grown in North America. Chamomile has been used medicinally for thousands of years and was known by ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian cultures. It is now approved by Germanys Commission E to treat cough and bronchitis, fevers, cold, inflammation, infection, wounds, and burns. It is available as a supplement in capsules, as well as tea bags and liquid extract.
Chamomile contains terpenoids, flavonoids, and lactones, including matricin and apigenin. Chamomile may have sedative effects because apigenin binds to benzodiazepine receptors and potentiates the activity at GABA A receptors (Viola et al., 1995). Apigenin also stimulates uptake of tyrosine, resulting in increased monoamine production (Morita et al., 1990). Apigenin may also inhibit the MAO enzyme, further increasing the availability of monoamines (Spinella, 2001). Increase in serotonin may especially be related to its anxiolytic effects.