Pineapple Weed, Rayless Chamomile

Matricaria matricarioides - (Less.)Porter.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers.

Edible Uses: Tea.

Flower heads - raw or cooked. A tasty nibble. The dried flowers are used to make herb teas. They are pineapple scented when steeped in hot water.

Medicinal Uses

Antispasmodic; Carminative; Galactogogue; Sedative; Skin; Vermifuge.

The flowering plant is antispasmodic, carminative, galactogogue, sedative, skin and vermifuge. This plant is sometimes employed as a domestic remedy in the treatment of intestinal worms and also as a sedative. The plant is harvested when in flower in the summer and is dried for later use. Some caution is advised since some individuals are allergic to this plant.

Other Uses

Repellent.

The plant repels insects. The dried flowers are used as an insect repellent.

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