Field Chamomile, Anthemis arvensis, is very similar looking to German Chamomile but it lacks the pineapple scent and flavor but it does still have similar medicinal properties. This plant may both cause allergic reactions and cure them. The flowers can be made into a tea and used for a variety of ailments such as: colds, colic, fever, flu, headaches, diarrhea and insomnia (which I suffer from regularly). The oil is antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-allergenic.
Keep your eyes and ears open and your powder dry!
Field Chamomile Sources:
Audubon Guides Box Set – Birds, Tree, Wildflowers & Mammals. Computer Software. Green Mountain Digital. Version: 2.3. Web. Jul 10, 2014.
Felter, Harvey Wickes, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D. King’s American Dispensatory, Vol. 1. Cincinnati: The Ohio Valley Company, 1905. pg. 211-212
Foster, Steven and James A. Duke. The Peterson Field Guide Series; A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America. 2nd. ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. Print. pg. 96-97
Newcomb, Lawrence. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1977. Print. pg. 380-381
United States Department of Agriculture. Natural Resources Conservation Services. Web.
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