Latin: Anthemus nobile, Matricaria chamomilla, Matricaria recutita
TCM: Huang Chu Ju
“An infusion of the small flower heads acts as a tonic, digestive aid, and calmative, while in large doses, it acts as an emetic and diaphoretic.” (Robert Thomson, in “The Grosset Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine” (1980))
A “carminative and anti-spasmodic.” (Menzies-Trull in "The Herbalist's Prescriber")
“Anti-spasmodic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, vulnerary…. The apparently endless list of conditions it can help all fall into areas that the relaxing, carminative and anti-inflammatory actions can aid.” (David Hoffman in “The New Holistic Herbal”).