CHAMOMILE German 250 Seeds
German Chamomile is an annual herb of about 60cm, originating from Temperate Europe and Asia. Plants are multi-branched with feathery foliage and daisy-like flowers with yellow centres and white ray florets.
The part used medicinally is the flowers; they can be gathered as soon as they bloom, use them fresh or dry them for later use. Chamomile is used internally for gastritis, diarrhea, mild anxiety, insomnia, nervous dyspepsia and to treat children’s problems such as teething and colic.
To make a herbal tea, place 1 tablespoon of fresh flowers into a cup and pour over boiling water, cover and steep for 5-10 minutes. When using dried flowers, use 1-2 teaspoons to a cup of boiling water—strain before drinking.
An infusion of the flowers can also be added to the bathwater to relax an upset baby or relieve the nappy rash's inflammation. A breastfeeding mum can also drink the tea to relieve a colicky baby and relax for her.
It has antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties for external use and can be used for sunburn, wounds, and leg ulcers.
The tea can also be used as a rinse for blond hair to restore highlights.
Use as a facial steam to open the pores, kills bacteria, and soothes inflammation.
Propagation notes will be supplied with a seed packet
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