Scientific Name: Matricaria recutita
Common Name: German Chamomile
Other Common Names:
Plant Type: Annual
Where To Plant: Full sun
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 3-9
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 100
Notes: The name is Greek for "earth-apple" & "on-the-ground", due to its apple-like smell of the plant. The plant
has small daisy-like flowers with white collars circling cone-shaped raised yellow centers. The flowers are less
than an inch wide. In mass, it packs a punch of bright color!
(MATRICARIA RECUTITA) German chamomile has been called the "plant doctor" because it has been
said to aid the growth of other plants around it. It is thought that it can increase the production of oils in mints and
basil as a companion herb plant. In addition, a tea made from German Chamomile will hamper fungal growth. Many people
swear by using its tea to water seedlings as a preventative measure to prevent seedlings from damping off. Medicially, people
use it for a number of ailments. It is known as a gentle sleep aid, a mild laxative, and also helps a sore stomach. It
is also used as an oral rinse against oral mucositis, or oral inflamation commonly seen in cancer patient undergoing
radiation treatments. There are studies that suggests it even provides some cholesterol lowering effects. It also
has been known to calm nerves to help people relax. In Europe, it is used in an ointment to sooth irritated skin.
It is also famous for being able to lighten blond hair naturally.
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Any statement made concerning medical
conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.
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