NATURALLY GROWN CHAMOMILE DRIED HERB
Botanical Name: Matricaria chamomilla
Description: German Chamomile is a daisy-like annual herb growing up to 2' in height with white petals, yellow centers and a sweet aromatic scent with a slightly bitter taste.
Culinary Uses: The flowers of Chamomile are typically used as a tea.
External uses: Chamomile used as a salve, tincture or oil is well known to help in the treatment of skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis. Chamomile also works well on wounds, burns, sunburns, hemorroids, skin ulcers, diaper rash. A hair rinse of Chamomile is used to brighten and lighten.
Medicinal Parts Used: Flowers, essential oil
Medicinal Properties and Uses of German Chamomile: German Chamomile has sedative properties that helps in the relief of spasms, helps relieve pain, reduces inflammation and promotes healing. Chamomile is beneficial to the digestive system and stimulates the immune system. The properties of Chamomile are anti-allergic, antibiotic, analgesic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, emmenagogue, sedative, anti-phlogistic, cicatrisant, hepatic, cholagogue, stomachic, digestive, vasoconstrictor, vlunerary and vemifuge. It's effect on urinary stones is very effective and helps in treating menstrual symptoms, stimulates the liver and gall bladder, calms allergies, red dry irritated skin such as psoriasis, eczema and dermititis as well as dry flaky skin conditions regenerating tissues
German Chamomile Tea Recipe: Steep 1 tsp dried herb in 1 cup water. Drink 2-3 cups a day.
German Chamomile Cautions: Although German Chamomile is considered non-irritant and non-toxic it's emmenagogue properties should be avoided internally by pregnant and nursing Mothers or if you are taking ant-coagulant medications with known allergies to the daisy family.