Chamomile - German
German Chamomile is a must-have herb if you enjoy drinking hot or cold teas. The flowers are a staple ingredient in herbal tea concoctions, where they have a soothing, calming effect and a faintly fruity, sweet flavour. They are also used in shampoos and hair rinses to lighten blond hair.
Chamomile has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, stomach ailments, and as an anti-inflammatory, to name but only a few of their therapeutic uses.
Chamomile is commonly used in alternative medicine for its anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic qualities, and sometimes in cosmetics for its anti-allergenic properties.
The flowers sprinkled in a hot bath before bedtime are very sweet and calming. It is very good for the muscular and digestive systems, and soothes irritated tissue. They have a delightful scent: pineapple to some, apple to others. The flowers can also be used in many ways including in tea or potpourri or as decoration on cakes, salads and in punch bowls.
|Botanical Name||Matricaria chamomilla|
|Seed Packet||200 Seeds|