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Scientific name

Anthemis nobilis





Also called whig plant, garden chamomile and manzanilla.

Roman chamomile is a daisy like plant native to morocco.

Applicable parts used

Flowerhead primarily, but leaves also used.


Comfort and patience


Organs & systems affected

Nervous system



Flower essence

Helps one to maintain comfort during a worrisome situation

Mechanism of action

Anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, nervine, antioxidant


Subtly floral and bitterly sweet, mostly cooling, but may exert warming properties

Plant constituents

Coumarin scopoletin-7-glucoside, varied flavonoids, their glycosides (including rutin and volatile oils), sesquiterpinoids, polyphenols and apigenin

Traditional uses

Orally, roman chamomile has been used for indigestion, nausea and vomiting, morning sickness, crampy periods, premenstrual syndrome, flatulence, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, arthritis and constipation

Topically, it has been used for inflammation, wounds, burns, eczema,diaper rash, and hemorrhoids.

In aromatherapy, roman chamomile is used in steam baths for sinus inflammation, pharyngeal swelling, and ear inflammation.


Precaution & adverse reactions

Generally tolerate well. Those with allergies to ragweed may experience sensitivity to chamomile due to cross reactions. Allergic skin reactions can occur in up to 20% of individuals


None reported.

Pregnancy and lactation

Roman chamomile is thought to have abortive characteristics, but there is insufficient reliable information regarding use during pregnancy.


Herbal infusion: 2-3 tsp of dry herbs in 8 ounces of water at bed time and as desired.

Our favorite pairings

Lavender, lemon balm, skull cap, passion flower, feverfew, valerian, sage

Disclaimer: the information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded throughout history. With the information provided on this website, we wish to begin the journey to educate the community based on research, african holistic health, and herbal science. This information, in no shape or form, is intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent disease, or make claims against products or companies. This information provided on this site is to make public information and information acquired from research studies easily available to you. Rooted vigor, llc is giving you the opportunity to draw your own conclusions and make your own decisions from the information provided. The information on this website may or may not have been evaluated by the fda. Seek advice from a medical practitioner as necessary.



Pursell, jj. The herbal apothecary: 100 medicinal herbs and how to use them. Timber press. Kindle edition.


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