Matricaria chamomilla Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Matricaria chamomilla Linn. is aslo known as Chrysanthemum inodorum Linn., belongs to Asteraceae, Compositae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Babunaj, Zehr Babunaj.
The English Names for this herb are Chamomile, Chamomilla, German Chamomile.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Babuna, Babunah, Babuno.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Matricaria chamomilla Linn. are Abortifacient, Anodyne, Anti-depressant, Anti-histamine, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Anti-phlogistic, Anti-septic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-tumor, Anti-ulcer, Attenuant, Carminative, Disinfectant, Diuretic, Emetic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Immunostimulant, Nervine Stimulant, Nervine Tonic, Resolvent, Rubefacient, Sedative, Stimulant, Stomachic.


  • Anti-gonorrhoeal
  • Sexual Tonic

  • Oil:
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-rheumatic
  • Aphrodisiac

  • Indications

    The Indications of Matricaria chamomilla Linn. are Skin Irritation, Convulsions, Hyperactivity in Children, Nervous Excitability, Early Stages of Fever, Pin Worms, Thread Worms, Gastro-intestinal Spasm, Premenstrual Tension, Hysteria due to Worm Infestation, Respiratory Tract Inflammation, Gastro-intestinal Tract Inflammation, Sore Mouth, Psychosomatic Illness, Mucosal Irritation, Gangrene, Restlessness, Travel Sickness, Inflammations, Insomnia, Conjunctivitis, Sore Throat, Peptic Ulcer, Measles.

    The Indications of Flowers of Matricaria chamomilla Linn. are Scabies, Sexual Debility, Wounds, Eczema, Gonorrhoea, Epilepsy, Stomach Debility, Infantile Convulsions, Scalp, Fistulas, Colic.

    The Indications of Oil of Matricaria chamomilla Linn. are Inflammations, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Pain.

    The Indications of Decoction (flower) of Matricaria chamomilla Linn. are Toothache, Jaundice, Neuralgia, Itching, Nervous Affections, Spasmodic Affections, Rheumatism, Legs Cramps, Impetigo.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Matricaria chamomilla Linn..


    The Temperaments of Matricaria chamomilla Linn. are 1st order, dry, 2nd order, warm.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    EVICAHerbion Pakistan Pvt Ltd.
    MAJUN FILASFAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ROGHAN-E-BABOONAHHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Matricaria chamomilla Linn. is used in the preparation of Dawa-i-Aabzan, Ma'jun Falasfa, Ma'jun Fotinji, Ma'jun Murawweh ul-Arwah, Marham Zardi-i-Baiza-i-Murgh, Roghan Babunah, Zimad Sumbul at-Teeb compounds.


    Whole Herb1.000g - 3.000gN/A
    Liquid Extract1.000ml - 4.000mlN/A
    Tincture5.000ml - 10.000mlN/A

    Herb's Description

    Matricaria chamomilla Linn.. A glabrous much-branched aromatic herb about 30 cm high, leaves 2-3 pinnatisect; segments almost filiform. Heads solitary, long-peduncled, 1.3-2 cm diam. Involucral bracts oblong, margins white. Receptacle conic, elongate during fruiting. Ligules white, much longer than the bracts, deflexed after flowering or 0. Achenes with slender white ribs on the ventral face only. Pappus

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Argentina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Europe, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, North Africa, North America, Pakistan, Russia.. It grows wild in open meadows of Europe while cultivated commercially in Egypt,Russia,Bulgaria,Hungary,Argentina and Germany.
    Odor: The odor of Matricaria chamomilla Linn. is Aromatic
    Taste: First gives sweet taste then becomes bitter


    No information regarding Matricaria chamomilla Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Matricaria chamomilla Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Matricaria chamomilla Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Large doses may cause emesis.Not recommended for use in pregnancy.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Matricaria chamomilla Linn.. (work in progress)