(Matricaria reculita, M. chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita, Anthemis
perennial is similar to a daisy with white florets and yellow centers.
This plant has roughly 10 names however contains basically the same
Dried flower heads
eczema & psoriasis
topically for wound healing
Oil has antispasmodic
and anti-inflammatory effects in the GI tract.
It also contains chemicals that have been shown to possess
anti-allergic and antibacterial possesses.
3 g dried flower heads (1 Tbsp) in 250 ml of hot water.
30-40 mg of the fruits in cold water.
A tea may have less
Rarely causes an
allergic reaction, however could cause contact dermatitis.
use in pregnancy/lactating, has shown teratogenic effects in animals.
Both German and Roman chamomile are listed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA.
Patients can experience hypersensitivity such as dyspnea, contact
dermatitis, rhinoconjuctivitis and anaphylaxis
due to the pollen heads if allergic to the daisy family of Asterace.
not use concurrently with anticoagulants or antispasmodics, may