Family Name: Compositae
Botanical Name(s): Matricaria recutita
Popular Name(s): Camomile, Matricaria, Anthemis, Ground Apple,
Parts Used: Flowers
Habitat: Anthemis is native to Eastern Europe but it is found in
parts of the world also.
Description: Anthemis is a plant that possesses erect, hollow,
furrowed stem and grows to a height of 15-60 cm. The plant bears long
bipinnate or tripinnate leaves which are pale green in colour. Its
flowers are white in colour.
Uses: Anthemis has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral
and antiparasitic properties. It is used as fragrance in herbal
products. It is effective in curing fever, diarrhoea, insomnia,
indigestion and heartburn, eczema, skin irritations and a number of