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Benefits of Chamomile

Updated: May 19

Scientific Name: Matricaria recutita

Common Names: Chamomile Flower, Camomile, Chamomilla

Family: Asteraceae or Compositae (Sunflower)

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Chamomile is sometimes referred to as chamomile flower, camomile, chamomilla, or its botanical name Matricaria recutita. Chamomile is a member of the daisy family and has a daisy-like, disc-shaped flower head that consists of lots of tiny flowers in the form of disc florets that create their yellow center with white petals and small, feathery leaves (1).