Chamomile Flowers Roman

Roman Chamomile

Origin Egypt

Also known as- Matricaria recutita, Hungarian chamomile or wild chamomile, Camomilla, Camomille Allemande, Chamomile, Chamomilla recutita, Echte Kamille, Feldkamille, Fleur de Camomile, Kamillen, Kleine Kamille, Manzanilla, Matricaire, Matricaria recutita, Matricariae Flos, Pin Heads, Sweet False Chamomile, True Chamomile.


Chamomile is a low-growing relative of the sunflower native to Eastern Europe and now found around the world. It is especially abundant in Hungary, Croatia, and Serbia, although chamomile grown in Egypt has an exceptionally high content of essential oils.
Chamomile was used a medicine by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Its name derives from the Greek chamos (ground) and melos (apple), referring to its creeping habit and the apple scent of fresh blossoms. Extensive research has confirmed the plantÍs usefulness in treating minor abrasions, cuts, and scrapes, and as a sedative and sleep aid.


Essential oil (bisabolol and chamazulene), apigenin, matricin.

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Typical Preparations

Baths, creams, infusions, teas and extracts.


The traditional use of chamomile tea is to induce deep sleep" an effect confirmed in a study of patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. Chamomile stops spasms in the smooth muscles lining the stomach and intestines, and contains chemicals that are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antis parasitic. One hint for best results: Always brew chamomile tea in a closed container, especially if you live at a high altitude.




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