A small wild daisy with
white feathery leaves, yellow centre and
distinctive smell. German chamomile (Matricaria
Recutita or Martricaria chamolilia) and
garden chamomile (Chamaelum nobile) are
both suitable. In use since early Roman
days. Now very commonly used worldwide
for its soothing properties.
Functions / Benefits
Antispasmodic (alleviates spasms and cramps).
Carminative (relaxes the
stomach and reduces gas).
Mild sedative (especially
the German chamomile variety).
Soothes irritating conditions.
Digestive disorders. Anxieties. Headache.
Stress. Irritability. Allergies (of all
kinds). Itchy and inflamed skin conditions.
Method & Dose
• Ingestion: Tea infusion.
As often as liked. (Personal note: Tastes
great with honey).
• External: As a cream, lotion or
compress. (Cold, spent tea bags are great
for soothing sore eyes).
Very large doses may cause nausea and
vomiting. A small population group may
develop allergic responses (sneezing,
nasal congestion, wheezing, eczema). If
these symptoms occur, stop using immediately.