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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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bath oil/salts/soak8 products
mask6 products
facial moisturizer/treatment6 products
moisturizer6 products
facial cleanser5 products
concealer5 products
around-eye cream4 products
shampoo4 products
baby wipes3 products
conditioner3 products
bar soap3 products
body oil3 products
BB cream2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
hand cream2 products
blush2 products
lipstick2 products
moisturizer with SPF2 products
makeup remover2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
serums & essences2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
baby oil1 products
bubble bath1 products
after shave1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
beach & sport sunscreen1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
makeup primer1 products
diaper cream1 products
baby lotion1 products
toners/astringents1 products
facial powder1 products
hair styling aide1 products
eye liner1 products
eye shadow1 products
other eye makeup1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 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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