Chamomile is a gentle herb known for its calming effects. The white, daisy-like flower with a scent like apple or pineapple is used in many preparations and for many different ailments. Chamomile is brewed into teas, tinctured and powdered. It is often used in combination with other herbs to balance their effects.
History and Folklore:
Chamomile has been used since ancient Egyptian times. Teas, baths, gargles, inhalations, and compresses have been used by many ancient peoples with early Germans referring to it as ‘capable of anything’. The genus name Matricaria is derived from the Latin word matrix meaning ‘womb’. Maybe a hint at its beneficial effects for women.
Cultivation and Harvest:
Harvest the flower, including the lower parts of the blossom when the flowers are at their peak.
Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Traditional Herbal Actions:
Nervine, Antispasmodic, Antibactrial, Cholagogue, Sedative, Carminative, Antifungal, Antiviral, Anti-inflamatory, Antialergic, Emmenagogue, Vulnerary, Immune Stimulant, Bitter tonic, nutritive
Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Squawroot, Bugwort, Rattleroot, Rattleweed, Richweed, Cimicifuga, Sheng ma, Chinese Black Cohosh
Tincture Ingredients: Chamomile (M. recutita and C. nobile)
*These statements have not been verified by the FDA and is only referenced here as a fun fact and/or for historical commentary, is not to be used as medical advice in any way. Consult your doctor before ingesting any herbal product.
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