Chamomile Grower and Supplier 

We Grow Health

Since 2007, AromaFarma was established as a chamomile oriented farm dedicated to produce medicinal and aromatic plants of the finest quality. Our vast technical knowledge of herb growing is extensive and farmers knowledge goes back to 40 years ago, allowing us to follow the best practices in seeding, irrigating, yielding, drying, sorting and packaging of herbs. Besides, the farm is located in Fayoum, Egypt, an ideal farming region where all climate and soil requirements are favorable. The quality of chamomile, along with our professional code of conduct are the assets that AromaFarma uphold and abide by to be a leading example for growers and suppliers of chamomile in the Middle East.

Good Agricultural Practices

Our top priority is to always offer you a product that is perfectly natural and healthy. We are committed to following the best growing practices and approved methods to guarantee that our products are conformant to international standards of GAP.

Finest Quality

We are dedicated to maintain high quality standards in the whole process of production to guarantee you get a final herb product of optimum quality.

Pesticide MRL Compliance

In AromaFarma, we share a unique passion for nature. We operate healthy environment-friendly procedures to keep residues below permissible maximum residue levels (MRLs).

International Starndards

AromaFarma is ISO 9001:2015 certified for Quality Management System, which involves several rigorous quality checks to guarantees that all products are in full compliance with the applicable specification.

AromaFarma Chamomile

Our chamomile is not only in full compliance with the International Standards, but also used directly or indirectly to improve health life style. Samples are provided upon client’s request. In AromaFarma, we insist that chamomile is grown and processed solely in our facilities and by our own farmers to ensure full control on all production phases and guarantee that best agricultural practices are carefully followed.

Chamomile is a traditional medicinal herb that people have drunk since the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. The delicate yellow and white blossoms and leaves make incredible sweet-tasting herb tea. Chamomile is commonly used for its various health benefits; mainly calming anxiety, and easing tension. It also helps with many human ailments such as inflammation, insomnia, ulcers, wounds, gastrointestinal disorders and chronic skin conditions. Egypt is one of the best countries producing chamomile due to the perfect growing conditions of climate and soil. Egyptian chamomile is renowned for high essential oil content, pleasant fruity aroma and sweet floral taste.

Product Specifications

Product Species
Product Name: Chamomile

Species Name: Matricaria chamomilla (German chamomile)

Sensory Properties
Color: yellow-centered flowers with white petals and light green leaves

Odor: sweet-smelling and aromatic

Flavor: apple-like sweet taste.

Analytical specifications

Essential oil content: approximate 0.5%

Pesticide residues: MRL compliance

Compliance Moisture: < 12%

Product Description
  • Dried whole flower (Grade 1 or 2)
  • Pollens (with or without seeds)
  • Stems
  • Petals
  • Raw material (All components above, only cleaning without sorting)
  • TBC
  • Package: 10-25 Kg cardboard boxes (i.e. flowers), paper bags (i.e. pollen, TBC), polypropylene bags (other components). It can also be changed based on client’s packing requirements.
  • Country of origin: Egypt
  • Shelf life: Typically 1-2 years
  • Storage: Cool dry conditions away from direct sunlight

Production Process

Herb production involves a complex series of processes to provide the final product.

1. Cultivation

Preparing land, planting seeds, managing water, and nutrients

2. Harvest

Manual and automatic harvesting of mature crop on regular basis

3. Drying

Natural drying of herbs benefiting from the abundant solar energy

4. Sorting

Cleaning, sieving and sorting by client’s requirements

5. Packaging

Packing herbs in card boxes, paper bags and polypropylene bags

6. Exporting

Testing sample, completing formalities and sending shipping paper to client

Best Agricalture Practices

 

Chamomile seeds are first sown indoors where they can be provided with the care they need. The greenhouse environment is more convenient for chamomile growing given the relatively hot climate of August and September in Egypt. Indoors, seeds are offered a cool climate and protected against direct sunlight. as the climate gets colder, chamomile seedlings are carefully transplanted to the land.

Accountant for over 70% of Egypt’s chamomile production, Fayoum ideally meets all soil requirements for growing chamomile. Fayoum’s sandy loam dry soil achieves best chamomile yields thanks to good drainage, neutral pH level (close to 7), and being free of pesticide residues. When the first few chamomile flowers start to bloom,

they should be quickly picked to help the shoot system expand horizontally and grow healthier. Though the first patch of flowers will not be of good profit, it is necessary for the overall volume of harvest. If the initial flowers are not picked, they will grow taller and consume

most of the nutrients, something that will negatively affect the blooming of other flowers. To get the highest oil content, flowers are collected in the morning after the dew has evaporated but before the sun is high. To maintain its bright yellow color, a chamomile flower has to be dried in the open air away from direct sunlight; otherwise, the flower will be burnt by the sun and turn brown.

 

 In AromaFarma, we appreciate the natural beauty of chamomile flowers, using an effective drying system in a cool, non-humid, location, away from direct sunlight. Moreover, fresh flowers are not tightly stacked over each other to allow air to pass through. Large sheets of paper are spread under the flowers to absorb moisture and help flowers dry naturally and healthy.

Collecting chamomile flowers is done with utmost care. Nearly open flowers are picked on a daily bases to help flowers continue to bloom for a longer time. Moreover, flowers are gently picked, just below the flower head to let branches produce new flowers.

Chamomile Health Benefits

A traditional folk remedy, chamomile tea has been proven over time to heal a wide range of health issues. The plant has been used for several medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. Nowadays, studies are increasingly conducted to explore its various benefits; such as improving sleep quality, relieving stomach issues, helping with inflammation, and treating skin conditions.

First of all, chamomile tea is widely thought to help people sleep better. Studies have shown that chamomile contains antioxidants which may promote sleeping. A cup of chamomile tea in the evening may help fall asleep faster and reduce nighttime awakening.

Moreover, drinking chamomile tea significantly helps with anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

It is most commonly used to help people calm down, feel relaxed and get rid of stress.

Another main benefit of drinking chamomile tea is improving digestive health. Though not clinically proven, chamomile is traditionally reported to be effective for promoting better digestion by reducing the risk of certain gastrointestinal conditions.

In addition, chamomile has long been used for the treatment of inflammation-related disorders. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile may protect against diarrhea, stomach ulcers, nausea and gas.

Chamomile skin benefits is another area of interest. Applying chamomile extract directly to a wound assists healing. Likewise, a few studies have found that chamomile ointments may help with eczema and mild inflammatory skin conditions.

Other possible health benefits of chamomile include relieving some of the symptoms of the common cold, lowering blood sugar in people with diabetes and targeting cancer cells, or even preventing those cells from developing in the first place.

Grown with passion and brought to you with much love.

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