An annual plant. Stem erect, strongly branched, 30-60 cm high. Leaves 2-5 cm long, doubly pinnately dissected into narrow filiform segments, alternate, sessile. The flowers are collected in baskets on long peduncles located at the ends of the shoots. The growing season is short - 60-70 days. Propagated by seeds directly by sowing in the ground. Seed germination begins at a temperature of +3+4°C. At the optimum temperature (+20+25°C), seedlings appear in eight to ten days. The above-ground mass is harvested during the period of mass flowering. For harvesting, chamomile is cut, dried and stored in a well-ventilated area. Productivity is 0.5-0.7 kg/m2. Chamomile infusion has anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, antiseptic, weakly astringent, analgesic, sedative, anticonvulsant, diaphoretic, choleretic effect.
1,0 g = 16000 seeds.
Eng.: Wild Chamomile, Sweet False Chamomile, Mayweed. Bot. syn.: Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rauschert, Chamomilla chamomilla (L.) Rydb., Chrysanthemum chamomilla Bernh., Courrantia chamomilloides Sch.Bip., Leucanthemum chamaemelum Lam., Matricaria chamomilla L. var. recutita (L.) Grierson, Matricaria pyrethroides DC.; Matricaria suaveolens L.