Prove di coltivazione di camomilla comune (Chamomilla recutita Rausch.) nell'ambiente semiarido mediterraneo.

Alessandra Carrubba, Giuseppe Zaffuto

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[automatically translated] The common Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rausch) is an annual herbaceous plant of Southeast Asia, which now, thanks to its recognized calming and sedative properties, it is widely cultivated around the world. In recent times, a strong interest in the species also stems from its possible use in various branches of industry, the pharmaceutical industry (that exploits the sedative properties and anti-inflammatory), the cosmetic industry (which uses it for the preparation of creams, detergents , perfumes and shampoos), to food (which uses it to drinks, sweets, ice creams, liqueurs and vermouth). The wide diffusion of the species means that a large part its cultivation technique is known almost all over the world. However, there remain still to be verified dell'agrotecnica issues relating to adaptation to the Mediterranean semi-arid areas, where chamomile seems to find necessary conditions for development. This paper reports the results of some preliminary tests conducted by DAAT (Department of Environmental and Territorial Agronomy), University of Palermo from 2001 to 2005 at the experimental farm "Sparacia" (Cammarata - AG) in order to assess the aptitude the species to the growing conditions in the open field. Chamomile has shown remarkable adaptability, expressing good production levels even in the difficult environment of test growing conditions. To signal its considerable all'autorisemina attitude,
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)571-576
Number of pages7
JournalItalian Journal of Agronomy
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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