Chamomile has been taken for centuries as a digestive tonic. It reduces inflammation, stimulates the appetite and aids insomnia. Acts as a diuretic and nerve tonic. Helpful for colitis, diverticulosis, fever, headaches and pain. Good for menstrual cramps. Useful as a mouthwash for minor mouth and gum infections.
This perennial form is also known as Roman chamomile. Excellent groundcover since it grows only 4 to 12 inches in height. The feathery foliage has an apple scent. Blooms are white, daisy-like flowers with down-turned petals.
Roman chamomile foliage can be chopped and stirred into butter or sour cream that is used to top baked potatoes.
Chamomile is a member of the same plant family as ragweed, asters and chrysanthemums, and people allergic to those plants need to be cautious when using chamomile.
- USDA Zones: 4 – 9
- Height: 6 – 12 inches
- Bloom Season: Spring and summer
- Bloom Color: White
- Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Grown and shipped in 3-1/2″ Perennial Pots. Also available in plug flats. Check Wholesale listings.