Botanical name: Anthemis Nobilis – Roman Chamomile / Matricaria Chamomilla – German Chamomile
Botanical family: Compositae
Part of plant used: Flower heads
Origin: Cultivated in Britain, Germany, France and Morocco. Easily spoilt, keeps only about 1 year.
Description: Fruity, apple-like fragrance.
History: Recognized by the Egyptians for its healing properties where nervous complaints were concerned.
Properties and Indications:
- Anti-inflammatory particularly for the skin
- Regulates menstrual cycle
- Problems associated with menopause
- Teething with children
- Migraines, insomnia, psychosomatic allergies
- Digestive problems in children – diarrhea, gastric and intestinal cramp
- Inflamed skin conditions – eczema, burns, boils, herpes, conjunctivitis, uticaria
- Nervous depression, hysterics, nervous crises
- Fevers of nervous origin
- Analgesic qualities – calms irritability, temperature and nerves
- Calming for intense nightmares and paranoia
- Reserved, delicate, pale skinned
- Not to be used in early pregnancy
- Birch, Caraway, Geranium, Lavandin, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Tagetes, Thyme, Verbena
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