Chamomile (Roman) Seeds | Chamaemelum nobile
Chamomile tea is one of the world’s most popular herbal teas, and it’s estimated that one million cups are consumed every day. As a safe and reliable antispasmodic nervine, chamomile is especially valuable when anxiety and tension produce digestive symptoms. By working on peripheral nerves and muscles, she is able to relax the whole body, allowing the mind and heart to follow. Topically, it’s difficult to find a skin condition that chamomile can’t benefit.
These seeds are Roman Chamomile, Chamaemelum nobile, which is a low-growing perennial ground cover that flowers about 12" high.
German Chamomile, Matricaria recutita on the other hand, which has interchangeable medicinal uses, is a self-sowing annual that grows up to 24” tall and does not spread out like Roman chamomile.
Roman chamomile is a known abortifacient and should no be used during pregnancy, however, German chamomile has an extensive history of safe use during pregnancy and nursing.
Approximately 50 seeds, harvested for 2023.
Grown using only compost, water, & organic fertilizer, our plants are never treated or sprayed with anything at all.
Lifecycle: Perennial groundcover
Region: Native to Europe
Actions: Nervine, antispasmodic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, vulnerary, anticatarrhal
Parts used: Flowers
Indications: Anxiety, insomnia, menopausal depression, indigestion, nausea, ulcers, wounds, rashes, eczema, canker sores, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, migraines, neuralgia, flu aches and pains, allergies, colds.
Planting: Sow seed in fall or early spring, on surface. Tamp in and keep moist.
Spacing: 8" Plants spread thickly by stolons to interlock, forming an aromatic mat which may be mowed. She is even grown as an earth-friendly lawn substitute in many areas. Roman chamomile can be easily propagated by division, as new plants sprout up nearby. Simply snip the stolon, or “runner” from the main plant and carefully dig up the new plant to be relocated if you wish to start a new ground cover elsewhere.
Location: She grows in full sun to part shade to a height of about 12”.
Germination: 1-2 weeks
The majority of our seeds offered are saved from our small medicinal plant farm right here in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Our plants are grown only with water, compost, & organic fertilizer. NEVER sprayed with herbicides, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or anything else.
There are some seeds that we have not been able to harvest in abundance ourselves yet, so these are provided by a farm here in Oregon that is certified organic by the USDA and Oregon Tilth.
Always check with local authorities (such as your county extension) to see if non-native plants are invasive or noxious in your region.
Noxious plants are illegal to grow and cannot be shipped across state borders. Invasive species should never be intentionally planted, but should be harvested from the wild instead.
They may hold medicinal value but they can destroy native ecosystems and habitats. There are likely less destructive alternatives with similar medicinal value that you can plant.