For over 2000 years, preparations of chamomile flowers have counted among the medicinal treasures of many cultural groups. This book provides an interdisciplinary inventory of the scientific level of knowledge about German chamomile as well as Roman chamomile, the two types of chamomile most produced. It includes information for pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry about chamomile preparations and essential chamomile oil. Physicians and toxicologists will find detailed descriptions of the latest experimental studies and the use of chamomile preparations in traditional and therapeutic uses. It also includes the latest information of use to growers and pharmaceutical entrepreneurs.
“… compiles technical, chemical, pharmacological, clinical, and manufacturing information on many popular medicinal and aromatic plants. … The 12 chapters of this book, written by 22 experts primarily for Easter Europe, cover a wide range of chamomile science and commercial production. … each chapter has an extensive table of contents, facilitating the reader’s ability to locate specific information in each chapter. Each chapter also contains extensive referencing to sources. … The book is replete with drawings, graphs, tables, photographs and references. Anyone wanting both wide and deep views on this wonderful beverage and medicinal herb will find significant value from this book.”
— Mark Blumenthal, in HerbalGram, No. 74, p. 71, 2007
"… my congratulations to the editors and authors. All chapters are well illustrated with charts, drawings and photos, and end with a list of over 800 relevant references and rounded off with a comprehensive index. The result is an overall highly recommendable book … ."
– Thomas Brendler, Berlin, Germany in Economic Botany, Vol. 61, 2007
Introduction. Legal Situation of German Chamomile. Plant Sources. Active Chemical Constituents of Matricaria Chamomilla L. Syn. Chamomilla Recutita (L.) Rauschert. Cultivation. Abiotic and Biotic Stress Affecting the Common Chamomile. Raw Plant Material and Postharvest Technology. Processing of Raw Material. Storage of the Dry Drug. Chemical Analysis of the Active Principles of Chamomile. Pharmacology and Toxicology. Traditional Use and Therapeutic Indications.