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Matricaria recutita

Makes a very calming tea.

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Matricaria recutita

  • Use flowers in herb tea and salads.
  • Attractive, dainty flowers
  • Sowing instructions: Sow in spring or autumn in rows 30cms apart
  • Growing instructions: Thin to 15/20cms between plants.  Start harvesting the flowers when the plant is in full bloom -normally in July onwards. Use them fresh or dried to make tea.
  • The flowers are also a nice addition to salads.

900 seeds Cert. Org.(GB-ORG-6)

Uses for Chamomile -

  • Treats Cuts and Wounds – Chamomile tea was used by the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians as a salve for wounds to expedite healing. Works especially well for burn wounds. This is because Matricaria chamomilla has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.
  • Antibacterial – The antibacterial effects of drinking chamomile tea can help to prevent and treat colds while protecting against bacterial-related illness and infection.
  • Soothes Stomach Ache – Useful for soothing an upset stomach. Helping to soothe and relax the muscles and lining of the intestines, chamomile can help with poor digestion and even those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Promotes Sleep – Drinking chamomile tea soothes the nervous system so that you can sleep better. It has been used as a solution for insomnia for centuries.
  • Promotes Healthy Skin – With it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties, chamomile helps in clearing up skin irritations such as eczema, acne, and allergies.

Chamomile Tea -

For stomach ailments, muscle spasms, and help in falling asleep, use about ten(ish) fresh flowers or one tablespoon of dried herb per cup of water. Pour boiling water over the herbs and allow to steep for about 5 minutes. Strain and enjoy.  You can add honey to taste.

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