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Perennial plant 10 to 30 cm high from the Asteraceae family, Roman chamomile, rare in France, is cultivated in Anjou under its double variety. Its name comes from the Greek and refers to the fact that the chamomile grows near the ground (chamos) and that the fragrance of its fairly open flowers recalls that of the apple (Melos). Roman because cultivated in Rome in the 16th and 17th century. A bitter tonic, this plant is recommended to be accompanied by digestion, and is used in culinary, medical and cosmetic use.