chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

  • Chamomile is also spelled camomile.
  • Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is an easy to grow hardy annual.
  • The fresh flowers can be used to make a 'tisane' or herbal tea.
  • The fresh flowers can be used to add interest to salads.
  • The flowers can be dried for use when fresh flowers are not available.
  • The dried flowers can be used to make a 'tisane' or herbal tea.
  • The leaves can also be used to make herbal teas but they are more bitter. Herbal teas made with the dried flowers taste better.
  • To grow a chamomile lawn use Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum Nobile) which is a smaller growing perennial.
  • Both types of chamomile have similar properties.

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  • An aromatic mat-forming plant that is ideal as a lawn substitute, and in summer white daisy-like flowers are produced.
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  • Chamomile is an easy herb to grow, and self-seeds happily. This means it will sprout up from the ground in the same place each year without the trouble of you having to save seed and re-sow them.
  • http://www.herbexpert.co.uk
  • Drinking camomile tea can fight a cold and banish menstrual cramps, UK researchers believe.
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk
  • Drinking chamomile tea daily may help prevent the complications of type 2 diabetes, such as loss of vision and nerve and kidney damage, a study says.
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk
  • Jekka's Herb FarmChamomile, one of our most favourite old garden herbs, is renowned for its sedative properties. Use its delicate flowers, fresh or dried, to make a calming herbal tea, or a hair rinse, or an eye wash. Plant a chamomile seat, sit down, smell the sweet aroma and sip a cooled chamomile infusion..summer is all around you. Jekka McVicar
  • https://www.jekkasherbfarm.com
  • Plants for a future. Edible medicinal and useful plants. Entry for German Camomile
  • http://www.pfaf.org
  • Recent and on-going research has identified chamomile's specific anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic and sedative properties, validating its long-held reputation. This attention appears to have increased the popularity of the herb and nowadays
  • http://www.herbwisdom.com
chamomile flowers

chamomile flowers

dried chamomile

dried chamomile