Chamomile soothes the nervous system. It quits the mind and emotions. So it’s also great before sleeping. It doesn’t contain any caffeine.
Chamomile also soothes stomach aches by relaxing the muscles and lining of the intestines. It helps with upset digestion, flatulence and abdominal pains, including those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
These little flowers have a cleaning, anti-fungal and antibacterial function. They are truely multipurpose.
You can throw them in your hot bath. Probably best in a filter bag for easier cleaning afterwards. This helps in clearing up skin irritations such as eczema, acne, and allergies.
Sprayed upon plants it deters fungal diseases such as mildew in a natural way. In Europe people like to make a bit of extra tea to clean and refreshen their kitchen or just a cabinet.
Tea of our delicate chamomile tastes a bit like a fresh green apple, but more earthy and with a strong floral sweetness. You can add some peppermint tea, raisins or slices of apple to make it into a more special treat.
Don’t steep longer than 7 minutes, unless you enjoy a more bitter tea.