Chamomile, also known as medicinal chamomile, is an annual herb from the Aster family. In Russia, the plant is cultivated everywhere, in the wild found in the South of our country. Often many are confused Daisy with Daisy, a beautiful garden plant. Distinguish them quite simply: chamomile flowers are much smaller and have a conical shape. In the flower baskets chamomile contains 0,2–0,8 % essential oil, of which specific component is chamazulene, flavonoids, glycosides, toxicomany, salicylic acid and ascorbic acid, and various bitterness, slime, gum.
This is Interesting:
Chamomile in Russia has always been loved and revered. From her twisted wreaths, decorated the house, and was wondering besides the chamomile was revered as a symbol of purity and beauty.
But not only the Russians were respected Daisy: so, for example, in his work "Canon of medical science" Avicenna described it as a strong drug.
How is it Used in Medicine:
Chamomile is a strong drug, it is used for angina, flu, it is able to relieve inflammation, allergies, has antipyretic effect, has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract, in addition, it is an excellent sedative.