CAS Number: 8015-92-7 ; 84649-86-5
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EINECS Number: 283-467-5
Paras Code: PEO1041
Apple scented chamomile, a perennial plant of the composite family, is one of the daintiest of herbs. A low growing type known as Roman Chamomile can be grown as an effective ground cover to form a green and white daisy flowered lawn.
It is said that the Ancient Egyptians used chamomile as a cure for ague. Its use was widespread in Middle Ages, not only in Southern Europe, where it originates, but throughout Northern Europe too. It is mentioned as a medicinal herb in both John Gerardu's and Nicholas Culpeperu's herbals.
The plant may grow to a height of 30 cm. It has shallow fibrous root and green, hairy branching stem. The leaves are finely cut and feathery, and the flowers which come in summer; are creamy white with yellow conical centers.
Sweet, fruity, warm, herbaceous odour.
Colorless to bluish-yellow clear liquid.