Herb: Yellow Camomile


Latin name: Anthemis tinctoria


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Yellow Camomile:

The whole plant is antispasmodic, diaphoretic, emetic, emmenagogue and vesicant. It is used internally as a tea, which can be made either from the flowers or the whole plant. Applied externally, it is used as a poultice on piles and can also be applied to the bath water.The leaves are rubbed onto insect stings.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Perennial

Height:
80 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Sunny slopes, rocks, railway tracks and walls, usually on limestone.

Other uses of Yellow Camomile:

A distinctive yellow dye is obtained from the flowers.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - surface sow March/April in a greenhouse. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Light aids germination. The seed usually germinates in 2 weeks at 20C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Cuttings of soft wood early summer in a frame. Very easy. Division in spring or autumn.

Cultivation of Yellow Camomile:

Sunny slopes, rocks, railway tracks and walls, usually on limestone.

Known hazards of Anthemis tinctoria:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.