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Chamomile (American English) or camomile meel is a generic term for several daisy-like plants. Name of Asteraceae.Two species, Matricaria chamomilla and Chamaemelum nobile, are commonly used to make herbal infusions for beverages.There is insufficient scientific evidence to suggest any beneficial health effects of chamomile consumption in food or beverages.
The word chamomile is of French and Latin origin, from Greek χαμαίμηλον, khamaimēlon,"apple of the earth",χαμαί, khamai, "ground", μῆλον, mēlon, "apple".First used in the 13th century, the spelling chamomile corresponds to Latin chamomilla and Greek chamaimelon.The spelling Chamomile is a British derivation from France.
Some commonly used species include:
Chamomile–often called “German Chamomile” or “Water of Youth”.
Chamaemelum nobile–Roman chamomile, English chamomile, or garden chamomile; also used frequently (C. nobile Treneague is often used to create chamomile lawns).
Common names for many other species include the word chamomile.That doesn't mean they're used in the same way as the species used in the herbal tea known as "chamomile." Plants in the Asteraceae family, including the common name chamomile, are:
Anthemis arvensis–corn, unscented or chamomile
Anthemis cotula–smelly chamomile
Cladanthus mixtus–Moroccan chamomile
Chamaemelum nobile–Roman chamomile
Cota tinctoria–stained chamomile, golden chamomile, ox-eye chamomile or yellow chamomile
Eriocephalus punctulatus–chamomile horn
Matricaria discoidea–wild chamomile or pineapple herb
Tripleurospermum inodorum–wild, unscented or false chamomile
Chamomile is used as a flavoring agent in food and beverages,mouthwashes, soaps or cosmetics.It is used to "decorate" the Chamomile Seat, a raised bed about half a meter high, designed to sit on.Chamomile lawn is also used in sunny areas with poor traffic.
Chamomile tea, an herbal infusion made from dried flowers and hot water, may improve sleep quality.The two types of chamomile used are German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Roman chamomile for beer and ale Chamomile has historically been used in brewing beer and ale.Unlike teas, where only the flowers are used, the whole plant has been used to brew beers and ales, adding a bitter ingredient favored by craft breweries and home brewers.
The major constituents of chamomile flowers are polyphenolic compounds,including apigenin, quercetin, luteolin, and luteolin.The potential anxiolytic properties of chamomile are under preliminary research.There is no high-quality clinical evidence for its use in the treatment of insomnia or any disorder.
Chamomile use has the potential to interact adversely with many herbal products and prescription medications and may exacerbate hay fever allergies.People who are allergic to ragweed (also in the daisy family) may be allergic to chamomile due to cross-reactivity.Apigenin, a phytochemical in chamomile, may interact with anticoagulants and NSAIDs,while other phytochemicals may adversely interact with sleep-promoting herbal products and vitamins.Chamomile is not recommended to be taken with aspirin or non-salicylate NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) because it may cause drug-herb interactions.Chamomile is composed of several constituents, including coumarins, glycosides, henjasides, flavonoids, farnesol, nerolidol, and germacranolide.Despite the presence of coumarins, it is unclear whether there are clinically significant drug-herb interactions with antiplatelet/anticoagulant drugs as the effects of chamomile on the coagulation system have not been studied. However, until more information is available, the concomitant use of these substances is not recommended.Chamomile should not be used by people with past or current breast, ovarian, or uterine cancer; endometriosis; or uterine fibroids