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Chamaemelum nobile, commonly known as chamomile (also spelled camomile),
Roman chamomile, English chamomile, garden chamomile, ground apple, low
chamomile, or whig plant, is a low perennial plant found in dry fields
and around gardens and cultivated grounds in Europe, North America, and
Argentina. C. nobile is, along with Matricaria chamomilla, an important
source of the herbal product known as chamomile.
The plant is used to flavor foods, in herbal teas, perfumes, and cosmetics. It is used to make a rinse for blonde hair, and is popular in aromatherapy; its practitioners believe it to be a calming agent to reduce stress and aid in sleep.An organic food information site considers chamomile to be an antiseptic, antibiotic, disinfectant, bactericidal and vermifuge.Roman chamomile is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it can cause uterine contractions and miscarriage.