Camomile plants have long had a reputation as medicinal plants, although the ancients had difficulty distinguishing between the different species. Roman camomile is used to make an invigorating, antispasmodic herbal tea with a pleasant aromatic, bitter taste. This infusion can also be used as a hair rinse to help prevent hair loss. It adds golden highlights to blond hair.
Camomile extract, obtained by hydrodistillation of the flowers, has softening, calming and soothing properties. It is particularly suited to delicate skin or skin damaged by harsh environmental conditions.