Chamomile is a fragrant, daisy-like flower with many uses! The use of chamomile as a medicinal herb dates back to the ancient Egyptian days. It has an intoxicating apple fragrant that is sure to delight the senses! The German Camomile is one of the most popular flowering herbs in the world-most famous for its tea! This yellow and white flower is known to have healing properties, such as relieving stress and promoting relaxation.
Here are some of the ways you can use those chamomile flowers from your garden:
- Make tea. Chamomile tea is known to calm nerves and relieve stress. It can also promote digestion, relieve gas and nausea and induce sleep.
- Cooled tea bags can be used to reduce dark circles and puffiness under eyes.
- Like most herbs, chamomile can be made into essential oil, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
- The essential oil can be used as a massage oil.
- Chamomile oil can soothe skin irritations, such as eczema, acne, burns and diaper rash.
- It can be used in aromatherapy to relax both the body and the mind. It can also alleviate cold symptoms and asthma.
- The flowers or the essential oil can added to the tub of hot water to create a relaxing and fragrant bath.
- The flowers and leaves can be used in potpourri.
- Chamomile can be added to shampoo to help relieve dry scalps and eliminate dandruff.
- A chamomile mouthwash can heal mouth sores and prevent gum disease.