Contractions. - Cham. Cha.
Matricaria chamomilla. Nat. ord., Compositae.
Synonyms. - Chamoemelum vulgare, Chamomilla nostras, Leucanthemum.
Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 17.
"Wild Chamomile, Bitter Chamomile, Corn Fever-few. For. names: German, Feld-Kamille, Mutter-Kraut; French, Camomille commun; Italian, Matricaria; Spanish, Matricaria.
Habitat. - Most parts of Europe, in corn fields, waste grounds, and roadsides.
Flowering time. - From May to August.
Parts employed. - The whole plant.
Characters. - Receptacle naked, almost perfectly cylindrical, hollow. Very similar to the well-known Fetid Chamomile (Anthemis cotula), but distinguished from it by having no scales on the receptacle.
Time for collecting. - When in flower.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with 20 O.P. spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., iii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.
Average loss of moisture, 73 per cent.