Discoid feverfew, scientific name Chamomilla suaveolens , is a plant belonging to the Asteraceae family . It is an herbaceous annual plant with an erect stem, very branched and densely leafy.

Originally from North America and East Asia, the species was introduced to Europe through botanical gardens, naturalizing in the region with surprising speed. Due to its medicinal properties, discoid feverfew is used to treat various health conditions.


Discoid feverfew releases a pleasant odor and can replace true chamomile in certain fresh regions. Its active ingredients include essential oil (in lesser amount than in true chamomile), tannins, glycosides and bitter juice.

Properties and benefits

The medicinal properties of discoid feverfew include its antineuralgic, antispasmodic, analgesic, aperient, antiseptic, anti-asthmatic, anti-rheumatic, anti-flu, anti-hemorrhoid, anti-allergic, anti-hysterical, calming, carminative, healing, disinfectant, emenagogue, emetic, emollient action stomach, maturation, vermifuge, sudorific and tonic.

The plant has properties and applications identical to true chamomile, however, it is not anti-inflammatory.

The benefits of Chamomilla suaveolens can be used to treat eczema, rash washing, intestinal parasites, digestive disorders and worms.

Preparing feverfew tea

Discoid feverfew tea can be prepared in the same way as real chamomile, just by boiling a quantity of its flowers and leaves. However, we did not find in the literature consulted any indication of the plant’s internal use.

The concentrated decoction of the plant is indicated for oral hygiene, washing skin rashes and eczema. To prepare the decoction, just boil the plant parts along with water for a few minutes.


No contraindications were found in the literature consulted, but remember that the use of medicinal plants should only be done under medical supervision. Only a professional can guide the proper treatment for a given health condition.