wild chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

« The list of ways in which chamomile can be used as a popular all-natural remedy is unexpectedly long »

Common name(s): chamomile, German chamomile


Family: Asteraceae


Origin: Europe, Asia


Parts used: aerial


Constituents: essential oils (alpha bisabolol, azulene, chamazulene & matricin), sesquiterpenes lactones, coumarins (umbelliferone), salicylic acid, choline, fatty acids, mucopolysaccharides, flavonoids (apigenin, luteolin, quercetin) vitamins and minerals (potassiummagnesiumcalciumsodium, thiamin, riboflavinvitamin A)


Therapeutic actions: antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, carminative, antispasmodic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-emetic, vulnerary, anti-ulcer, anti-allergic


Organs or systems affected: gastrointestinal system, central nervous system, skin, mouth, respiratory system 


Main medicinal uses:

  • eases colics in babies
  • helps against insomnia
  • fights diarrhea and constipation
  • relieves acid indigestion
  • reduces fever and symptoms of colds
  • soothes rashes and other skin problems
  • maintains oral hygiene

Counterindications: Generally regarded as safe when consumed in normal daily amounts. Avoid use during pregnancy.


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