Chamomile (anthemis nobilis)

Also known as Roman Chamomile, Anthemis Nobilis is an evergreen perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft). It is hardy and is not frost tender. It is in leaf all year and tolerates drought well. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, and is ‘self-fertile’.

Camomile is a common herb with a long history of safe and effective medicinal use and is widely used as a household herbal remedy. It is particularly useful as a remedy for various problems of the digestive system, as a sedative and a nervine, it is especially suited for young children. A tea is made from the flowers and this should be prepared in a closed vessel to prevent loss of the essential oils. The flowers are anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, nervine, stomachic, tonic, vasodilator. Chamomile is sometimes used for coughs and bronchitis, fevers and colds, inflammations of the skin, inflammation of the mouth and pharynx, tendency to infection, improve immunity, wounds and burns.

The whole herb is used to make a lotion for external application in the treatment of toothache, earache, neuralgia etc.

Using the keyword ‘soothing’ to describe its aroma, Chamomile is often best known as an essential oil used in aromatherapy.

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