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How To Harvest And Use Chamomile

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First of all, Welcome Back! I've been gardening, harvesting, drying herbs, making jams, canning & working on our chicken coop. Yes, I've been busy, but I have some great blog posts coming up for you! Since most of my endeavors are a learning experience that I enjoy sharing, some of these posts will have limited photos. That being said, the information is worth reading.

Today we'll be chatting about Chamomile. Chamomile is an Ancient Herb that has been used for everything from the most popular Sleep Aide Drink to a Healing Cream for Eczema and skin rashes.
Chamomile has been used for centuries in the United States as a calming, anti-anxiety drink that does promote relaxation and sleep. That being said, this tiny little "ground apple" has been used by the Romans, Greeks & Egyptians.

Here are a few very interesting facts about this prized herb Chamomile. Chamomile has special flavanoids, chrysin, chamomile (Matricaria recutita, or Matricaria chamomilla) offers numerous health-boosting benefits. (Info take from Herbal pamphlet from the Herbal Group in our area.)

  • Treating Cuts and Wounds - When drinking Chamomile, it promotes faster healing due to the anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.
  • Helps with Diabetes – Some research has shown that chamomile can help those suffering from diabetes. It also helps with hyperglycemia.
  • Antibacterial – The antibacterial effects of drinking chamomile tea can help to prevent and treat colds while protecting against bacterial-related illness and infection.
There are more interesting ways to use Chamomile HERE

Lately, Hubby has been experiencing some signs of Sleep Apnea and this little jewel, Chamomile was suggested. I am not a dietitian nor a doctor, nor do I claim to be, that being said, I am an herbalist who does promote healthy living and healthy natural remedies over some standard pharmaceutical drugs. Because we have it on hand, we are trying him on some Chamomile, Mint and Lemon Balm Tea. I grow my own herbs and use NO Chemicals or Insecticides to grow them.

I hope you will think about growing some Chamomile in your next Herb Garden or Veggie Garden!
I had a neighbor, years ago, grew Chamomile near a large bird bath. The planting was not only pretty, but the smell of the budding Chamomile was delicious!!
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