German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla
) flower tea has a long history of use for quelling anxiety and aiding sleep, as well as for supporting digestion in people of all ages.
Short-term UV-B dose stimulates production of protective metabolites in Matricaria chamomilla
extract demonstrates antioxidant properties against elevated rat brain oxidative status induced by amnestic dose of scopolamine.
Among all respondents, the most commonly used herbal medicines were black seed (Nigella sativa) (20%), anise (Pimpinella anisum) (13%), olibanum (Boswellia sacra) (12%), ginger (Zingiber officinale) (11%), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) (10%), guava (Psidium guajava) leaf (10%), olive (Olea europaea) oil (9%), thyme (Thymus vulgaris) (6%), chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla
) (5%), peppermint (Menthapiperita) (5%), clove (Syzygium aromaticum) (5%), turmeric (Curcuma longa) (4%), costus (Saussurea lappa) (4%), sidr (Ziziphus spina-christi) (3%), myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) (3%), Ivy (Hedera helix) (3%), sesame (Sesamum indicum) oil (3%).
There are two types of Chamomile, namely, the Roman Chamomile which is scientifically known as Anthemis nobilis and the German Chamomile whose scientific name is Matricaria chamomilla
. Although the essential oils extracted from both the varieties are quite similar in medicinal properties, yet they differ to some extent when it comes to their composition and certain properties.
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla
L.) is one of the nine important medicinal plants in the world known by man (Salamon., 1992; Witchl., 1994).
Apigenin 7-glucoside diacetates in ligulate flowers of Matricaria chamomilla
. Phytochemistry, 19: 985.
The following herbs may be beneficial for NA when prescribed in nonalcohol form: Matricaria chamomilla
(chamomile) may be helpful to reduce anxiety associated with NA and support nervous system function (18).
[1.] Abdelhadi YM, Saleh OA, Sakr SFM (2010) Study on the Effect of Wormseed Plants (Artemisia cina L.) and Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla
L.) on Growth Parameter and Immune Response of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus).
Background: The aim of this study was to design and assess the effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Matricaria chamomilla
(MC) on preantral follicle culture of mouse ovaries in a three-dimensional culture system.
Witch hazel Hamamelidaceae Matricaria chamomilla