Chamomile natural remedy is used worldwide for indigestion, sleep, and stress relief! But did you know it’s great for so much more? Chamomile is a gentle natural remedy for:
Chamomile Tea Benefits
- Appetite Stimulation
- Digestive aid
- Nerve tonic
- Sleep aid
- Light Pain Relief
How To Use Chamomile Natural Remedy
The most popular way to use chamomile is in Tea form. To make chamomile tea, dry the heads of the flowers, petals, and all, and steep in very hot water for about 10 minutes.
Chamomile essential oil is also a popular way to use this herb. The smell is great as aromatherapy for stress and relaxation.
There are two types of Chamomile, Roman and German. Both varieties are used for these medicinal uses. However, Roman Chamomile has a little better fragrance, sometimes described as like fresh apples, and German Chamomile smells more like sweet straw!
Chamomile shouldn’t be used consistently over long periods of time. Consistent use over longer periods may lead to allergies to ragweed. If you are already allergic to ragweed, you should probably limit your use of chamomile.
Sources for this health information are credited to one of my favorite books: Dr. James and Phillis Balch M.D. & C.N.C. Perscription for Nutritional Healing. A practical a-z reference to drug-free remedies using vitamins, minerals, herbs, and food supplements.
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Grow Chamomile – Herbal Tea Garden
You can grow your own Chamomile Herbal Tea garden if you live in climate zones 3-9. Chamomile is perennial which means that you can plant it once, and it will come back every spring for years! (Those are my favorite kinds of plants!)
Chamomile plants should be planted 8 inches apart in FULL SUN for best results.
You can grow it from seed or started plants like the ones I’ve linked here.
Of Course, seeds are always more economical, here are German Chamomile seeds and Roman Chamomile Seeds.
German and Roman Chamomile started plants:
Roman Chamomile started plants are a bit more spendy, but smell more desirable. You get 10 plants for $137 here:
Nutrient Content of Chamomile Natural Remedy
Chamomile has great nutrition in it including calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, tannic acid, tiglic acid, anthemic acid, and Vitamin A.
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