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CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER

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Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (low) and Neurotoxicity (low)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer13 products
facial moisturizer/treatment12 products
bath oil/salts/soak9 products
facial cleanser7 products
mask6 products
around-eye cream5 products
shampoo5 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
conditioner3 products
body oil3 products
makeup remover3 products
blush3 products
lipstick3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
toners/astringents3 products
facial powder3 products
BB cream3 products
baby soap2 products
hand cream2 products
baby shampoo2 products
baby powder2 products
eye liner2 products
baby wipes2 products
mascara2 products
serums & essences2 products
fragrance for women2 products
after shave2 products
moisturizer with SPF2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
concealer2 products
baby lotion1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
bar soap1 products
beach & sport sunscreen1 products
eye shadow1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
diaper cream1 products
bubble bath1 products
foundation1 products
body firming lotion1 products
after sun product1 products
baby oil1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
body spray1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
The Association of Environmental and Occupational Clinics (AOEC) classifies this substance as a sensitizing allergen.AOEC 2012. AOEC Asthmagen list. Appears as: Primary Name: Chamomile; Synonym: Chamomile; ;
Limited evidence of [[system]] toxicity or allergiesEuropean Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Matricaria recutita, ext.; -; blue chamomile oil; Chamomile (flower oil); Chamomile essential oil; Chamomile oil blue; Chamomile oil, Blue; Essential oil of Matricaria recutita (Asteraceae) obtained from flower tops by steam distillation of Egypt orig; cas_numbers: 8002-66-2, 84082-60-0
Safe for use when formulated to be non-sensitizingCosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2015. CIR Assessments. Appears as: listid: CIR-3125; Chemical_Name: Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower; ; ; Classification: QQQ02, QQQ54;

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Concern Reference
Weak evidence of possible pregnancy/birth effects associated with chamomile consumption.Laura Cuzzolin, Francesco Francini-Pesenti, Giovanna Verlato, Marco Joppi, Paola Baldelli & Giuseppina Benoni 2010. Use of herbal products among 392 Italian pregnant women: focus on pregnancy outcome. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety 19(11), 1151-8.

Neurotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Derivatives of C. recutita may impact behavioral/neurological endpoints in humans.Sepide Miraj & Samira Alesaeidi 2016. A systematic review study of therapeutic effects of Matricaria recuitta chamomile (chamomile). Electronic physician 8(9), 3024-3031.

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsFinal report 12/2013 available from CIR

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
59 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • AOEC 2012. AOEC Asthmagen list. Appears as: Primary Name: Chamomile; Synonym: Chamomile; ;
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Matricaria recutita, ext.; -; blue chamomile oil; Chamomile (flower oil); Chamomile essential oil; Chamomile oil blue; Chamomile oil, Blue; Essential oil of Matricaria recutita (Asteraceae) obtained from flower tops by steam distillation of Egypt orig; cas_numbers: 8002-66-2, 84082-60-0
  • Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2015. CIR Assessments. Appears as: listid: CIR-3125; Chemical_Name: Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower; ; ; Classification: QQQ02, QQQ54;
  • Laura Cuzzolin, Francesco Francini-Pesenti, Giovanna Verlato, Marco Joppi, Paola Baldelli & Giuseppina Benoni 2010. Use of herbal products among 392 Italian pregnant women: focus on pregnancy outcome. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety 19(11), 1151-8.
  • Sepide Miraj & Samira Alesaeidi 2016. A systematic review study of therapeutic effects of Matricaria recuitta chamomile (chamomile). Electronic physician 8(9), 3024-3031.
  • Final report 12/2013 available from CIR
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.

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