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NAME:  Chamomile

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Matricaria Recutita / Asteraceae or Compositae

COMMON NAME(S): scented mayweed

CONDITIONS: full sun, well drained, hard-packed soil, and gravel lots
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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mild

COOK

spring/summer

Buds/Flowers

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mild

RAW/COOK

spring/summer

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

       

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION:  small/herb

 

COMMENT:  Flower, raw or dried, use for teas. Sprigs used for seasoning. (1)

 

CAUTION: Allergic reactions (tongue thickening, tightness in the throat,swelling of the lips, throat and eyes, itching over the body) have been reported with German chamomile but are infrequent. Patients with severe allergic responses to ragweed (ragwort) should be warned about the possible cross-sensitivity to chamomile and other members of the Asteraceae/Compositae family (e.g. echinacea, feverfew, milk thistle).(1)

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:

LOOK-A-LIKES:  Daisy https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Leucanthemum+vulgare

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:  Dye, Essential oil,  Hair,  Liquid feed,  Repellent (1)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Matricaria+recutita 
  2. http://www.ediblewildfood.com/chamomile.aspx
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matricaria_chamomilla