Botanicals - Chamomile Flowers (German)
Chamomile Flowers (German)
Product of Egypt
Must be infused in boiling water prior to consumption.
Latin Name: Matricaria chamomilla syn. Chamomilla chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita, Matricaria recutita, Matricaria suaveolens.
Plant Family: Asteraceae
The word "chamomile" comes from the Greek word ‘chamaimēlon’ meaning ‘earth-apple’. The Egyptians thought of it as a universal remedy. The Elizabethan’s favoured it as a strewing herb for its delightful scent and insect repelling properties. The Victorian's recommended that people suffering from consumption should sit near fresh growing chamomile to breathe in its aroma, which they believed would help purify the lungs.
The flowers can be used to make a hair rinse to lighten blonde hair.
They can also be added to a facial steam to help cleanse the skin of impurities.
When added to other herbs such as Lavender and Hops, you can make soothing sleep pillows.
Chamomile tea is the perfect end to the day, sweetened with a little honey, it can help to aid sleep.
A lotion made from the flowers makes an excellent after sun lotion.