Chamomile flowers (Organic) - Matricaria recutita

Botanical name: Matricaria recutita

Other names: Chamomile, Camomilla, Camomille Allemande, True Chamomile

Family: Asteraceae

Distribution: All temperate regions

Origin : Egypt

Its name comes from the Greek words “Kamaï” and “melon”, meaning “earth apple”, and becomes “manzanilla” in Spanish; meaning “small apple” evoking its sweet apple smell.

The Egyptians were venerating Chamomile and dedicating it to Ra, Sun God. They were using it against Malaria. The Romans, who introduced it in Nordic countries, were calling it “healer’s plant”.

The name “Matricaria” is due to its invigorating effects upon the matrix: for millenia this flower was used to relieve menstrual pain and uterus infection. It’s been used to relieve a variety of ailments such as fever, jaundice, diarrhea, headaches and to heal all illnesses “under the skull”.

The Germans are the greatest consumer of chamomile; they call it “alles zutraut”, meaning “The one who can do everything”. The great American herbalist John Christopher and many other specialists say that Chamomile is one of the most precious medicinal herbs.

Traditional use

Chamomile is well known for its relaxing effects on the body and invigorating effects on the mind.
The traditional use of chamomile tea is to induce a deep sleep, an effect confirmed in a study of patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. Chamomile stops spasms in the smooth muscles lining the stomach and intestines, and contains chemicals that are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antiparasitic. One hint for best results: Always brew chamomile tea in a closed container, especially if you live at a high altitude.

Our Chamomile

Our Chamomile is higher quality because it's freshly harvested by knowledgeable family farmers, as well as it's stored in the cold and dark. It contains a high content of essential oils.

Our Chamomile is ethically harvested by local family farmers.


Our products are of the highest quality but they have not been certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. Therefore, we have to specify that they cannot be sold for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. TrancePlants, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.


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