Health Benefits of Chamomilla

Other names: Matricaria Chamomilla, Chamomile, German Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile, Wild Chamomile, Blue Chamomile, Scented Mayweed

Origins & Properties

Matricaria chamomilla is native to southern and eastern Europe. Today the plant can be found on all continents.

It has a branched, erect, and smooth stem, which grows to a height of 15–60 cm. The flowers contain a blue essential oil, which gives it the characteristic smell. The long narrow leaves are bipinnate or tripinnate.

Common Uses

Chamomile is known mostly for its use against gastrointestinal problems; additionally, it can be used to treat irritation of the skin. It is a herb that is thought to aid in relaxation and enhance sedation. and is typically used as a ‘bedtime tea’ with effects that are similar to benzodiazepines.


  • Sleep and relaxationHelp induce sleep and relax
  • Reduce menstrual painHelps reduce the severity of menstrual cramps
  • DiabetesLower blood sugar levels
  • Bone health: Helps promote bone density
  • Anti-inflammatory: Helps reduce inflammation and fights infection
  • Skin: Helps heal wounds and eczema

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