matricaria discoidea

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pineapple weed

pineapple weed

Looks like chamomile without petals. Very short, usually no taller than a finger. Tea can be made from whole plant, which can also be used as insect repellant. Uses are similar to chamomile, which are reducing stress, anxiety, colds, fevers, stomach pains and cramps, diarrhea, gas, digestion. After giving birth, it’s used to to expel afterbirth and bring in mother’s milk. There is a more toxic lookalike called Mayweed chamomile or “stinking chamomile”, which is taller and smells bad when rubbed. Pineapple weed smells nice and has actually been used as a natural perfume. Sweeter than chamomile.
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In several publications (an overview in [3]) it is observed that the chemical composition of the essential oil of Chamomilla recutita is rather similar to that of Chamomilla suaveolens (Pursh) Rydb.
At the same time, the composition of the essential oil of Chamomilla suaveolens has been the subject of rather limited phytochemical investigations [9, 24-33], realized basically in the former USSR (Russia, Estonia, and Lithuania).
The current paper presents the content and the results of GC-FID and GC-MS analyses of the essential oils of inflorescences of Chamomilla recutita, Chamomilla suaveolens, Anthemis tinctoria, Matricaria perforata, and Leucanthemum vulgare growing in Estonia.
Content of biologically active substances of Chamomilla recutita and Chamomilla suaveolens growing in Russia.