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Proper name(s), Common name(s), Source material(s)

Table 1. Proper name(s), Common name(s), Source material(s)
Proper name(s) Common name(s)
Source material(s)
Proper name(s) Part(s) Preparation(s)

Matricaria chamomilla

  • Blue chamomile
  • Chamomile
  • Common chamomile
  • German chamomile
  • Hungarian chamomile
  • Matricaria
  • Scented chamomile
  • Scented mayweed
  • Sweet false chamomile
  • True chamomile
  • Wild chamomile

Matricaria chamomilla



References: Proper name: USDA 2018; Common names: USDA 2018, McGuffin 2000; Source material: Mills and Bone 2005, ESCOP 2003, Blumenthal et al. 2000, WHO 1999, Bradley 1992.

Route of Administration


Dosage Form(s)

Acceptable dosage forms for the age category listed in this monograph and specified route of administration are indicated in the Compendium of Monographs Guidance Document.

Use(s) or Purpose(s)

Used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve minor inflammation and/or irritation of the skin (Mills and Bone 2005; ESCOP 2003; WHO 1999; Bradley 1992).



Children 2-11 years, Adolescents 12-17 years and Adults 18 years and older (Bove 2001; Schilcher 1997).


Methods of preparation: Non-Standardised Extracts (Tincture, Fluid extract, Infusion)

Direction(s) for use

Apply to affected area as needed.

Duration(s) of Use

No statement required.

Risk Information

Caution(s) and warning(s)

Consult a healthcare practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/physician if symptoms persist or worsen.


No statement required.

Known adverse reaction(s)

Stop use if hypersensitivity/allergy occurs (ESCOP 2003; Bradley 1992).

Non-medicinal ingredients

Must be chosen from the current Natural Health Products Ingredients Database (NHPID) and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.

Storage conditions

No statement required.


References Cited

References Reviewed