Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita
Organic Status: Conventional
Country of Origin: Egypt
Plant Part: Flowers
Description: German chamomile is a member of the aster and sunflower family that people have used for centuries. Chamomile is probably best known as a tea to calm an upset stomach or to help with sleep. It is often used in teas and in topical products formulated for the hair and skin.
German chamomile is also used to treat irritation from chest colds, slow-healing wounds, abscesses, gum inflammation, and skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, and diaper rash. For these conditions, you use chamomile in an infusion or bath, or as a tincture, which is a concentrated extract mixed with alcohol.
Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.