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Wild Chamomile - Matricaria recutita (Compositae)

(scented mayweed, German chamomile)

 

Description: Aromatic annual with stems up to 18 in. Small sweet fragrant white daisies appear in summer.

Uses: Use flowers fresh of dried in the shade. Tea is refreshing and mildly sedative. Flowers reduce inflammations and to soothe teething pains. CAUTION: May cause severe reaction to people with ragweed allergies.

Infusion: Used to prepare more delicate parts of plants. 3 cups of water to 1 ounce dry herb or 1½ ounce of fresh herbs; pour the freshly boiled water over herbs in a pot, cover the pot and let the herbs steep for at least 10 minutes. Strain and serve. Refrigerate unused portions, lasts up to 24 hours.

Tincture: A tincture is a good solution for long term treatment as will store for up to two years. 8 ounces of dried herb, 1½ cups of alcohol (grain alcohol like Everclear), and 4 cups of water; Chop your herbs up finely and put them in a glass jar with a good tight fitting lid. Pour the liquid over the herbs and tighten the lid. Keep the jar in a warm, dark place for 2 weeks. Shake the jar every two days. After the two weeks, strain the liquid off through cheesecloth into a clean colored glass jar and store away from heat and direct sunlight.

Medicinal uses: mild sedative, digestive disorders, teething pains

Used in spells relating to: Enhance marriage proposal, luck, gambling. Believed to prevent lightning strikes.

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MoonP...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Looooooooooove chamomile tea.

 

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MOMMY...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 12:24 PM I love chamomile tea also we buy the dried flowers in bulk and make the tea from them ,Thanks for this great post.

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ph0xd...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 1:06 PM

I love chammomile period.  It's great in a bath. 

 

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sherriet
Jun. 3, 2008 at 1:19 PM I love it! I buy the flowers in bulk, too. 

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Goodw...
Jun. 4, 2008 at 1:33 AM When dd has an upset tummy I brew up chammomile and peppermint tea~she loves it hot or cold.

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Chait...
Jun. 4, 2008 at 10:41 AM Now I want tea. lol

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