Herbs Guide


Family Name: Compositae

Botanical Name(s): Anthemis Nobilis

Popular Name(s): Manzanilla, Maythen

Parts Used: Flowers and Herb.

Habitat: Chamomile is spread over Europe, North Africa and the temperate regions of Asia.

Description: Chamomile is a low-growing plant, creeping or trailing, its tufts of leaves and flowers a foot high. The root is perennial, jointed and fibrous, the stems, hairy and freely branching are covered with leaves, which are divided into thread-like segments, the fineness of which gives the whole plant a feathery appearance.

Uses: It is a welcome tea for nerves and menstrual cramps. Chamomile helps promote a natural hormone, like thyroxin, which helps rejuvenate the texture of the hair and skin, and also helps in youthful mental alertness. It is a soothing sedative with no harmful effects. It is useful for small babies and children for colds, stomach trouble, colitis, a gargle and externally for eczema and inflammation.