Chamomile is widely used as a “cure for everything”. This medicinal herb improves digestion, lowers body temperature, relieves pain and cramps, soothes rashes and burns, helps with dermatitis, relieves depression, reduces irritability, alleviates a migraine and climatic difficulties, treats acne, and provides a pleasant feeling of internal balance.
From the chamomile, the flowers and essential oil (Chamomillae aetheroleum) are used. The flower heads contain 1% essential oil, 2,5-3% spasmolytic, bitter matter, tannins, resins, flavonoids, coumarins, organic acids, and etc.
Did you know that you can grow chamomile at home without any problems from tea bags? Since the gardening season is over, decorate your windows with a chamomile pot. Here’s how to do it.
Believe it or not, to plant a chamomile you need only a fresh chamomile tea bag or the dry flowers you buy in a bulk. Each bag of tea contains a dried chamomile that will germinate at the first contact with water and soil. However, chamomile is usually field flower.
How To Grow Chamomile At Home
You will need
– A chamomile tea bag
– A pot
– Some soil
All you need to do is to extract the contents from the tea bag and gently crumble it with your fingers to break up bigger flowers if there are any. Then, sprinkle the chamomile contents on the surface of the damp soil in the pot, gently shake it and place it in a sunny place in your apartment.
However, if you want to plant the chamomile outside that would be best done in March and September, but in the pots, you can grow it during these cold days.
Chamomile works great against pain, inflammation, insomnia, nervousness, poor digestion, skin diseases. Moreover, it’s the best remedy for women, especially against cramps of all kinds. You can also make warm chamomile compresses against pain. Furthermore, chamomile helps to flush out kidney stones, with chest problems, menstruation problems, dandruff and strengthening the hair.
To make a homemade chamomile tea you should pour one cup of boiling water over one tablespoon of chamomile flowers. Then, cover the mug and leave it standing for 5-10 minutes. Afterward, just strain the liquid. Drink one cup homemade chamomile tea 3-4 times a day.
Note: If you allergic to one of the plants of the Asteraceae family you may experience a cross-allergic reaction. Large doses may, due to the presence of coumarins, affect the anticoagulant therapy.