Chamomile flower (Matricaria recutita L.) has been widely used as a herbal medicine because of its wide therapeutic effect. The main constituents of the essential oil are α-bisabolol and chamazulene derived from matricin, a non-volatile proazulene. The flowers also contain flavonoid derivatives such as apigenin and apigenin-7-glucoside. It has been shown in clinical studies that chamomile flower helps to relieve skin irritations, inflammation and itching as well as helps to promote wound healing. The α-bisabolol also has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Chamomile flower has been used successfully as an oral or topical therapy either alone or in combination with other herbs. Chamomile is very safe for both internal and external use.
Allantoin helps to soothe skin rashes and protect against dry skin and minor irritations. It works by promoting healthy skin and speeding up the growth of new healthy tissue for faster healing process.
Many veterinarians are now recognizing the benefits of herbal therapy instead of the use of pharmaceutical drug such as corticosteroids which may also affect other organs in the body and should be considered only as the last resort to relieve extreme discomforts.