Chamomile

Chamomile

CHAMOMILE

Common Name: Chamomile

Other Common Names: Camomile, Italian Camomilla, German Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile, Kamilla, Wild Chamomile, Scented Mayweed, Sweet False Chamomile 1 3

Latin Name: Matricaria recutita

Native to: Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Austraila 1

Plant Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family)

Primary Use in Herbal Blends: Used as a modifier for nervous system benefits. 2

Benefits: Supports feelings of relaxation and peace. Aids in a restful night's sleep. Helps ease menstrual cycles and gas.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Type: Shrub

Height: Grows between 1 and 2 feet tall. 3

Leaves: Thin, fern-like, feathery leaves that are light green. 4

Flowers: Small flowers with yellow round centers, and 10-20 white petals. 3

Fruit: Very small, elongated, ridged seeds.

REFERENCES

1 Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matricaria_chamomilla 2 Livestrong, https://www.livestrong.com/article/278472-the-effects-of-smoking-chamomile/ 3 Missouri Botanical Garden, http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=277347 4 Edible Wild Food, http://www.ediblewildfood.com/chamomile.aspx 5 Harmony Herbals, http://harmonyherbals.net/blog/the-straight-goods-best-natural-smoking-herbs/

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