Matricaria recutia   drawing of chamomile flower
Other names German chamomile
Habitat Annual plant found in fields and open ground throughout temperate parts of the Northern hemisphere
Constituents Essential oil, flavonoids, bitter glycosides, coumarins, tannins
Actions Anti-inflammatory
Antispasmodic
Relaxant
Carminative
Mild bitter
Therapeutic uses Digestion — has a long history of use to sooth pain, indigestion, acidity, gastritis, wind, bloating and colic
Tension — relaxes tense muscles, relieves irritability and promotes sleep, particularly in children
Allergy — useful for hay fever and asthma
absurditii blends Dusk — combined with cornflower petals, lemon balm, passionflower, cinnamon and vervain

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