Chamomila recutita is native to Europe and temperate Asia and is introduced in temperate regions of India for cultivation. it is small herbacious annual plant growing to a hight of 60-90 cm. its flowers and essential oil are in demand in pharmaceuticals and cosmatic industries.
Essential oil is used in flavouring alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, ice creams, candies and baked goods, high grade perfumes, in medicines as carminative and expectorant
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