German Chamomile – Matricaria recutita

Chamomile
Chamomile

The weather outside is so brutal tonight
I have nothing better to do but go to bed
Maybe some chamomile tea and warm milk
Would calm thoughts buzzing in my head…

By Adele Kaye

‘The Plant’s Physician’ has been well known in companion planting to help any plant near it to recover and thrive! The physician is the well known German Chamomile plant. This annual herb with the yellow centered daisy like flowers has a distinct scent of apples about it.

 

Chamomile has been used for centuries in Europe for its anti anxiety, sedative, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antispasmodic properties. It is gentle enough to be used with babies and small children to help when they suffer from colds, stomach ache (colic), sleeplessness, and for eczema and inflammation. The tea is used for nervous issues and menstrual cramps.

 

As an incense it is good for meditation, for centering, and peace. In magic sprinkle it around your home for protection, healing, and to attract money. The Egyptians held it in a reverential position for its many virtues, and dedicated it to their gods!

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