Monograph: Chamomile, German - Oral

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This monograph is intended to serve as a guide to industry for the preparation of Product Licence Applications and labels for natural health product market authorization. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review of the medicinal ingredient. It is a referenced document to be used as a labelling standard. Note: Text in parentheses is additional optional information which can be included on the PLA and product labels at the applicants' discretion. The solidus (/) indicates that the terms are synonyms or that the statements are synonymous. Either term or statement may be selected by the applicant.
Date: 2018-10-30

NHPID name

Matricaria chamomilla ( Germplasm Resources Information Network Taxonomy )

Proper name(s)

Matricaria chamomilla ( USDA 2008 )

Common name(s)

Source material

Flower ( Mills and Bone 2005 , ESCOP 2003 , Blumenthal et al. 2000 , WHO 1999 , Bradley 1992 )

Route Of administration

Oral ( ESCOP 2003 , Blumenthal et al. 2000 , WHO 1999 , Bradley 1992 )

Dosage form(s)

Use(s) or purpose(s)

Statement(s) to the effect of:




1 Day per day

Duration of use

No statement is required

Risk information

Statement(s) to the effect of:

Caution(s) and Warning(s): Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/physician if symptoms persist or worsen. Contraindication(s): No statement is required Known Adverse Reaction(s): Stop use if hypersensitivity/allergy occurs.

Non-medicinal ingredients

Must be chosen from the current Natural health products ingredients database and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.


References cited

References reviewed

Appendix 1: Examples of appropriate dosage preparations, frequencies of use and directions for use


Dried flower:


Fluid extract: