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Latin (botanical) name: Anthemis nobilis
Common names:Garden Chamomile, Ground Apple, Low Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, True Chamomile, Whig Plant
Plant Description: The common Chamomile or true Chamomile is a low-growing plant that rarely grows to more than one foot in height. A jointed and fibrous root provides a foundation for its hairy stem and threadlike leaves. The flower, a long solitary drooping bud, isn’t seen until late July and August. Its yellow center and white petals make the Chamomile bear a strong resemblance to the daisy. Chamomile can be found throughout Europe, North Africa and the temperate areas of Asia.
Medicinal Properties & Uses: Chamomile is best known for relief of insomnia and nervousness. Most often taken in the form of chamomile tea, when made with a teaspoon of honey, it can be a delicious way to a good night's sleep. Chamomile has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, and makes a useful wash for skin irritations and rashes. Having antispasmodic qualities, Chamomile is often used to promote relief from menstrual cramps. It can also effectively reduce inflammation caused from infections, wounds, and metabolic disorders.
Dosage: 30-60 drops in water or juice, 2-3 times daily or as needed. Shake well before using.
Cautions & Interactions: Chamomile should not be taken while pregnant or nursing. If taken in conjunction with phenobarbitol, the effect of one or the other or both may be reduced. Keep out of reach of children.
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Disclaimer (U.S. Only): These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.