chamomile

Definition / meaning of chamomile

The flower-heads of either the plant Anthemis nobilis or the plant Matricaria chamomilla. Chamomile has a warm aromatic odour and a very bitter taste and contains volatile oils which are a mixture of butyl and amyl angelates and valerates. Due to its coumarin constituents, large doses may interfere with coagulation.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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