Chamomile Uses


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Chamomile Uses

  1. 1. Chamomile UsesWhat is Chamomile?Chamomile is one of the best known herbs and is actually two different plants. Germanchamomile and Roman chamomile. Both plants have Daisy like blossoms, feathery foliage, andthey pleasant apple fragrance and flavor. 1/4
  2. 2. Although they share a name and a fragrance, they are different. German chamomile sometimesreferred to as mayweed is an annual which can grow to be 2 to 3 feet tall.Roman chamomile is a perennial that seldom grows more than 9 inches high and has a strongerfragrance than it’s German counterpart. To find both German and Roman Chamomile products visit our Pure Herbalist StoreWhat is Chamomile used for?Since ancient Egyptian times chamomile was used to cure malarial chills that plagued theancient civilization. The fresh delicate fragrance was popular in medieval England forstrewing. Strewing herbs was a common way to freshen the air in homes were bathing wasuncommon. In Spain chamomiles were used to flavor a very fine sherry.Many herbalists believe that if the key is used over a long period time, beneficial effectsmay accumulate.Watch this video to learn how to make a Chamomile Herbal Steam to help with a stuffynose!Chamomile tea 2/4
  3. 3. Chamomile tea is mildly sedative but it also helps to improve the appetite and cleanse theblood.Use 1 teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers for every 2 1/2 cups of boiling water. Allow toinfuse for 5 min.Chamomile lawnI have to admit I really love this idea for a lawn of chamomile. It is not unusual to find entirelawns of the sweet scented herb in England. The Roman variety is best suited to this. Checkwith your local garden center to find out if this is a good idea to try for your climate.Plants should be placed 6 inches apart and watered frequently until the gaps are filled in thefirst two cutting should be done with hand shears. A long more set on a high setting toprevent blooming can be used after that.Cosmetic Uses for Chamomile for Skin and HairHere are some recipes for chamomile beauty treatments.Chamomile and bran face maskIngredients:1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers2 tablespoons of bran1 teaspoon clear honey3/4 cup of boiling waterPut the chamomile flowers in a bowl and pour the water over them. Let it cool for 30 min.or so. Makes the brand with the honey and then add 3 tablespoons of the chamomile 3/4
  4. 4. liquid. Apply this mixture as a facemask and even place for 10 min. rinse off with warm water. It will soften and smooth the skin, leaving it fresh and clear. Chamomile conditioning rinse Ingredients: 2 tablespoons chamomile flowers 2 1/2 cups boiling water One handful scented geranium leaves But the flowers in water in a saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Simmer for 20 min. Strain the hot liquid onto the geranium leaves. Leave the mixture to infuse for 40 min. and then strain it into a bottle. Apply after you have shampooed the hair, leave for a few minutes, and then rinse out. For more information 4/4Powered by TCPDF (