German Chamomile

(latin: Matricaria Recutita, Matricaria Chamomilla)

Popular names:

Ground Apple, Whig Plant, White Stars

Description:

Chamomile has erect, downy stems that grow from 10 to 50 cm (5 from 25 inches), feathery leaves and daisy-like flowers with yellow centers and white rays. The parts used are the dried flower heads.

Health benefits:

analgesic anti-inflammatory anti-septic anti-spasmodic carminative sedative stomachic tonic

Medicinal uses:

It is used internally as tea in the treatment of indigestion, gastritis, excessive gas, abdominal bloating, colic, hernia, peptic ulcer. Chamomile tea is also useful in easing menstrual pain, treating hay fever and asthma. It is also used to calm people in case of anxiety, nervousness and hysteria. It is used externally in cases of various allergies, sore skin, eczema, wounds, sunburns. It is also used as essential oil.

This page is for informational purposes. It may rely on scientific studies but it isn't scientific as a whole. Do not use any treatment before consulting a phisician; if you do use any herbal plants don't over abuse them (even water in large quantities is bad for the body). Extra precaution during pregnancy and breastfeeding !