Chamomile

Other Names:

German Camomile

Benefits

  • Antioxidant
  • Antianxiety
  • Antiinflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Good for digestion
  • Stress reduction
  • Stimulates appetite

Chamomile


Matricaria Recutita

Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita) is an annual flowering plant that produces numerous terminate, daisy-like flowers on each of it's stems. Chamomile is known for calming abilities and anti-inflammatory properties. The plant's healing properties come from its daisy-like flowers, which contain volatile oils (including bisabolol, bisabolol oxides A and B, and matricin) as well as flavonoids (particularly a compound called apigenin).

Nestbox herb: Chicken owner bloggers report that many use chamomile flowers in their nestboxes, for its use as a form of aromatherapy, repellent of rodents, and antibacterial properties.

Promoting Good Health and First Aid Uses: Lisa from Fresh Eggs Daily Blog recommends the use of chamomile as a digestive aid, eye health, and for relaxation. She provides several recipes for its use to aid in promotion of good health in chickens.

References

Mountain Rose Herbs