The Chammomile Matricaria recutita The oldest medicinal herb. Since ancient Egyptian times, it has been used cosmetically, to aid in digestion and for fevers. Described as the “plant’s physician” by Frances Bardswell in her 1911 book Herb Garden, she claims coplanting with chammomile will revive drooping and sickly plants if placed near them. This hardy annual will reseed itself, creating a beautiful, fragrant bed once established.
Chammomile Matricaria recutita
Matricaria chamomilla (synonym: Matricaria recutita), commonly known as chamomile (also spelled camomile), Italian camomilla, German chamomile, Hungarian chamomile (kamilla), wild chamomile or scented mayweed, is an annual plant of the composite family Asteraceae. M. chamomilla is the most popular source of the herbal product chamomile, although other species are also used as chamomile.