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CHAMOMILE
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Compositae
Genus :
Chamaemelum (Former: Anthemis)
Species :
nobile L.
Genus :
Matricaria
Species :
recutita L (= chamomilla L.)
COMMON NAMES
C. nobile - Roman, Common, or English Chamomile
M. recutita - German, Hungarian, or Wild Chamomile
USES
Sedative; Anxiolytic; Treatment for Indigestion & Cramps
DESCRIPTION
A commonly used herb with a long history of medicinal use. There are two primary species, one (Roman) is a perennial while the other (German) is an annual. Both bear similary yellow and white flowers.
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