Matricaria chamomilla, Matricaria recutita
Chamomile (American English) or camomile (British English; see spelling differences) (/ - /, KAM-ə-myl or KAM-ə-meel), is the common name for several daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae. Two of the species, Matricaria recutita, and Anthemis nobilis are commonly used to make herbal infusions for traditional medicine. Although there is insufficient scientific evidence that consuming chamomile in foods or beverages has any beneficial effect on health, Chamomile is famous for its traditional use in a variety of applications. Many individuals advocate and utilize chamomile flower dry powder for numerous conventional health issues due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and mild astringent properties.
chamomile (countable and uncountable, plural chamomiles)
- Alternative spelling of camomile