‘Ilektra Messinias’

Chamomile / Chamomille / Χαμομύλι


Common Name: Chamomile / Chamomille / Χαμομύλι

Scientific Name: Matricaria recutita


Plant’s cycle: Annual

Light Requirement: semi-shade and full sun

Soil type: moist and well drained soil of any type, pH 5.0 to 8.0

Direct Planting: March or September

Germination: 21 days after sowing

Harvest:  60 days after sowing


Flowers are hermaphrodite

Pollination: Bees and flies.

Plant is self-fertile

Seed preservation: 4 years


Edible Parts: whole plant used as tea

Medicine: Anodyne; Antiinflammatory; Antiseptic; Antispasmodic; Carminative; Cholagogue; Diaphoretic; Homeopathy; Nervine; Stomachic; Tonic; Vasodilator

Known Hazards: Allergic reactions (tongue thickening, tightness in the throat,swelling of the lips, throat and eyes, itching over the body) have been reported with German chamomile but are infrequent. Patients with severe allergic responses to ragweed (ragwort) should be warned about the possible cross-sensitivity to chamomile and other members of the Asteraceae/Compositae family (e.g. echinacea, feverfew, milk thistle).