Chamomille Flowers (40gr)

$3.75

German Chamomile grows wild and is cultivated in much of Europe and other temperate regions. The seeds are sown in Spring and Autumn and the flower heads are collected when they are mature and expanded, from June to August. They should be dried carefully in the shade and stored in a cool dark place.

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Description

Chamomilla recutita or Matricaria recutita (Compositae / Asteraceae)

Other names: German Chamomile

DescriptionChamomille is a sweetly aromatic annual growing to 2ft. (60cm) with finely cut leaves and white and yellow flower heads.

Habitat and CultivationGerman Chamomile grows wild and is cultivated in much of Europe and other temperate regions. The seeds are sown in Spring and Autumn and the flower heads are collected when they are mature and expanded, from June to August. They should be dried carefully in the shade and stored in a cool dark place.

Parts UsedFlower Heads (Fresh or dried)

Related SpeciesRoman Chamomile (Chamamaelum nobile) is used similarly to German Chamomile.

ContraindicationsKnown allergy to the Compositae family

CautionsThe fresh plant can cause dermatitis. Do not take the essential oil internally except under professional supervision. Do not use the oil externally during pregnancy. The plant should be used in caution during pregnancy as it is a uterine stimulant, but tests have shown no increase in the frequency or malformation of the foetus.

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Additional information

Weight 40 g
Dimensions 6.7 × 3.5 × 0.78 in