1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Matricaria L.
      1. Matricaria chamomilla L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Eurasia to Indo-China. It is used as a medicine.

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Adventicia en Colombia; Alt. 1700 - 3600 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Hierba
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Ecology
    Alt. 1700 - 3600 m.
    Habit
    Herb.
    Distribution
    Introduced in Colombia.
    [UPB]
    Digestive System Disorders
    Flowers and leaves - used in liquid medicines to alleviate stomachache (Lagos-López 2007). Stems and flowers - Used in liquid medicines in the treatment of stomach complaints (Cadena González 2010).
    Infections & Infestations
    Stems, leaves and flowers - Used in topical medications and massages (Cadena González 2010).
    Inflammation
    Flowers - Used in liquid medicines as an anti-inflammatory (Lagos-López 2007).
    Mental Disorders
    Stems, leaves and flowers - Used in liquid medicines as a relaxant (Cadena González 2010).
    Muscular-Skeletal System Disorders
    Stems, leaves and flowers - Used in topical medications and massages (Cadena González 2010). Flowers - Used in liquid medicines to alleviate spasms (Lagos-López 2007).
    Nervous System Disorders
    Flowers - Used in liquid medicines (Lagos-López 2007, Cadena González 2010, Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Pain
    Used in medicines to alleviate pain (Lagos-López 2007).
    Pregnancy, Birth or Puerpuerium Disorders
    Used in the treatment of early or high-risk childbirth (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Sensory System Disorders
    Used in liquid medicines for the treatment of conjunctivitis (Lagos-López 2007).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Austria, Azores, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Canary Is., Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Manchuria, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Baleares, Baltic States, Bolivia, British Columbia, California, Colombia, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Greenland, Guatemala, Gulf States, Honduras, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ireland, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kansas, Kentucky, Magadan, Maine, Mali, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mexico Southeast, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, North Dakota, North European Russi, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Poland, Primorye, Québec, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Australia, Tennessee, Texas, Uruguay, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

    Common Names

    Spanish
    Manzanilla matricaria, manzanilla amarga, manzanilla grande, manzanilla dulce.

    Matricaria chamomilla L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 3228], India Matricaria suaveolens K001118860
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 3228], India Matricaria suaveolens K001119225
    Dec 24, 1991 Podpera, J. [2], Czech Republic Matricaria recutita K000928475 neotype
    Milne-Redhead, E., United Kingdom Matricaria recutita 27635.000
    Salzmann, P. [s.n.], Spain Matricaria recutita K000928479
    Cope, T.A. [RBG 481], United Kingdom Matricaria recutita K000914460
    Schur, P.J.F. [s.n.] Matricaria recutita K000928476
    s.coll. [s.n.], France Matricaria recutita K000928477
    s.coll. [s.n.], France Matricaria recutita K000928478
    s.coll. [s.n.], France Matricaria recutita K000928481
    Lens, A.J.d. [s.n.], Spain Matricaria recutita K000928480
    Vieira, R.F. [110], Brazil Matricaria recutita K001103440
    Vieira, R.F. [110], Brazil Matricaria recutita K001103441

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 891 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) in Flora of China Editorial Committee (2011). Asteraceae Flora of China 20-21: 1-992. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
    • GCC in GCC (2011). Global Compositae Checklist Global Compositae Checklist http://compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz/.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee in Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2006). Asteraceae, part 1 Flora of North America North of Mexico 19: 1-579. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) in Flora of China Editorial Committee (2011). Asteraceae Flora of China 20-21: 1-992. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
    • GCC in GCC (2011). Global Compositae Checklist Global Compositae Checklist http://compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz/.
    • Krasnoborov, I.M. (ed.) (2007). Flora of Siberia 13: 1-499. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee in Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2006). Asteraceae, part 1 Flora of North America North of Mexico 19: 1-579. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • Kharkevich, S.S. (ed.) (1992). Plantae Vasculares Orientalis Extremi Sovietici 6: 1-428. Nauka, Leningrad.

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Science Photographs
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    ColPlantA database
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