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Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) is a popular herb that has been used for centuries for its medicinal and therapeutic properties.


Chamomile is a small, daisy-like flowering plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It has a long, slender stem that can grow up to 30 cm (12 inches) tall and produces white, yellow-centered flowers that have a characteristic fruity or apple-like aroma. The leaves of the chamomile plant are feathery and fern-like. The plant has a soft, hairy texture and is commonly grown as an annual or perennial herb in gardens and pots.

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Traditionally it has been used to treat digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and indigestion. It is believed to have a calming effect on the digestive system, and it may help reduce inflammation in the gut.


It has anti-inflammatory properties, and it has been used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions, including arthritis, eczema, and allergies.


Chamomile has a calming effect on the nervous system which is due to the flavinoid apigenin which binds to the same receptors in your brain as Benzodiazepines. Its often used as a natural sleep aid, It can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation, making it a popular herb for stress relief.


Chamomile has been used to treat menstrual cramps and other menstrual-related issues. It may help reduce inflammation and pain associated with menstrual cramps.


Topically Chamomile has been used to help promote wound healing. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and it may help reduce the risk of infection and inflammation in wounds.


It been used to treat respiratory issues such as coughs and colds In traditional medicine. It may help reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract and promote relaxation, making it easier to breathe.


In Germany this plant was known as the the "plants physician" as it was believed it could revive other plants who were struggling. It was also widely used as strewing herb in medieval europe meaning it was scattered on the floor to create a pleasant aroma and to repel insects.


Chamomile can be consumed in a variety of forms, including tea, capsules, and tinctures. It can also be used topically in the form of creams or ointments. While chamomile is generally considered safe, it can interact with certain medications, so it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using chamomile for medicinal purposes.

Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

  • Chamomile prefers well-draining, sandy soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. It thrives in full sun but can tolerate some shade.

    Regular watering, especially during the growing season. Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged, to prevent the roots from rotting.

    Chamomile does not require much fertilizer, but it can benefit from a light application of compost or a balanced fertilizer in the spring.

    Regular pruning can help to keep chamomile plants compact and bushy. Pinch back the tips of the stems to encourage new growth.

    Chamomile is generally a hardy plant, but it can be susceptible to aphids, spider mites, and other pests. Inspect the plants regularly and treat any infestations promptly with an organic insecticide or natural solution Also, watch for signs of fungal diseases such as powdery mildew and treat them immediately.

    The best time to harvest chamomile flowers is in the morning when they are fully open. Cut the flowers as close to the stem as possible, and then dry them in a cool, dry place.


  • Untreated seeds 

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