Moonrise Herbs Blog — chamomile
Chamomile - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday
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Common Name: Chamomile: Roman or German Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile/Anthemis nobilis and Matricaria camomilla/recutita Family: Asteraceae Characteristics: Roman chamomile grows in a mat formation low to the ground with small daisy-like flowers with bright yellow centers. German chamomile grows taller, it's considered an upright, herbaceous annual, with the flower very similar to daisies. The leaves are thin and deep green in color, making the flower the main focus point of the plant. Constituents: Flavonoids, coumarins, fatty acids, cyanogenic glycosides, choline, tannin and salicylate derivatives. The Blurb: Chamomile is a gentle, bitter yet slightly sweet herb that’s used for many general ailments. The flowers are...