Chamomile

Pineappleweed

Name: Matricaria recutita

Distribution: worldwide, common

Medicinal role: Used as a relaxant, sleep inducers

Activity:Chamomile has been used as a calming tea for thousands of years. Its cone shaped flowers have a pleasant smell and produce a yellow colored tea. Chamomile contains bisabolol, a thick alcohol that has been shown to have anti-anxiety, anti-cancer, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties

A common wild cousin of german chamomile is pineappleweed which can also be used in tea.

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Links

Chamomile Activity- from Natural medicines

A History of the 'Noble' Chamomile

Wikipedia on chamomile
Subpages (1): Chamomile Story
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