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Chamaemelum nobile - Chamomile

Chamaemelum nobile - Chamomile

Common Name: Chamomile

Scientific Name:  Chamaemelum nobile

Plant Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family)

Primary Uses

Edible Parts: 

  • young plants 
  • flowers(most common)
    • used most often in teas or used for a mild flavor

Medicinal Uses:

  • aids in digestion
  • mitigates insomnia or sleep issues
    • common ingredient found in “sleepy time” teas
  • some research suggests that chamomile helps those with depression and anxiety

Chamomile is also used in lotions to relive pain

Meaning of Scientific Name:

  • Chamomile: greek for earth apple
  • Nobile: Nobel 


Designing with this Plant

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8

Forest garden layer: Herbaceous


Works Cited

B. (2017). Chamomile. Retrieved April 16, 2018, from (n.d.).

Chamaemelum nobile - (L.)All. Retrieved April 16, 2018, from nobile

Singh, O., Khanam1, Z., Misra, N., & Srivastava, M. K. (2011). Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L.): An overview. Pharmacognosy Reviews, 5(9), 82-95. doi:10.4103/0973-7847.79103