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– Daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae that are commonly used to make herb infusions to serve various medicinal purposes.
– Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) is a low-growing plant, creeping or trailing, its tufts of leaves and flowers a foot high.
– Root is perennial, jointed and fibrous, the stems, hairy and freely branching, are covered with leaves which are divided into thread-like segments, the fineness of which gives the whole plant a feathery appearance.
– Traditional medicinal herb native to western Europe, India, and western Asia.
– The generic name, chamomile, is derived from the Greek, khamai, meaning “on the ground,” and melon, meaning “apple.”
– Medicinal chamomile is the German chamomile Matricaria recutita.
– Roman and German chamomile have been called the true chamomile because of their similar appearance and medicinal uses.

– Tea: used for lumbago, rheumatic problems and rashes.
– Vapor: used to alleviate cold symptoms or asthma.
– Helps in your digestion when taken as a tea after meals.
– Relieve restlessness, teething problems, and colic in children.
– Speed healing of skin ulcers, wounds, or burns.
– Promote general relaxation and relieve stress.
– Treat diverticular disease, irritable bowel problems and various gastrointestinal complaints.
– Reduce menstrual cramps.
– Treat eye inflammation and infection.
– Relieve morning sickness during pregnancy.
– Treat gastritis and ulcerative colitis.
– Applied to the skin and mucous membrane for inflammations and skin diseases.
– Can be inhaled for sore throats
– Used in baths to soothe anal or genital inflammation
– Used internally for stomach and intestinal spasms and inflammatory diseases.
– Used to treat wounds, ulcers, eczema, gout, skin irritations, bruises, burns, canker sores, neuralgia, sciatica, rheumatic pain, hemorrhoids, mastitis.
– Treat diaper rash, cracked nipples, chicken pox, ear and eye infections, disorders of the eyes including blocked tear ducts, conjunctivitis, nasal inflammation and poison ivy.
– Used as a mild sedative to calm nerves and reduce anxiety, to treat hysteria, nightmares, insomnia and other sleep problems.
– Treat various gastrointestinal disturbances including flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, anorexia, motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting.

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