CW Apothecary is one of the leading suppliers of Chamomile (Egyption). Although grown in Egypt, this is the same species of chamomile commonly referred to as German chamomile. These are whole flowers used alone and in combination with other herbs and spices to make teas, infusions, tinctures, soaps, and has a mild scent, apple like flavor, and best known as a relaxing tea.
Chamomile is a popular botanical in natural products for skin and hair, including soaps, lotions, creams and shampoos. A rinse of strong tea adds highlights to blonde hair. Egyptian chamomile flowers can be added to salad dressings, soups, stews and teas, or infuse in oil.
The active compounds in Chamomile (Egyption) is Chamazulene, apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, rutin, hyperoside.
Chamomile is one of the most popular herbs used to brew tea. A cup of chamomile tea is a carminative nervine traditionally served to counter an upset stomach or a case of frazzled nerves.
Benefits: Chamomile has been valued as a digestive relaxant and has been used to treat various gastrointestinal disturbances including flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, anorexia, motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, gastritis, bloating, and irritable bowel syndrome. Chamomile has also been used to treat colic, croup, and fevers in children. Chamomile can help to fall asleep at night, boost your immune system, or reducing stress.
Suggested Uses: The herb is also used to produce a wide variety of personal care products, including natural perfumes. Infused in a carrier oil, such as apricot kernel or sweet almond, chamomile lends a light, fruity scent that blends well with floral herbs, such as geranium, rose, lavender, bergamot, clary sage, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.Chamimile is soothing and is a sedative.
Harvesting: It is best to harvest chamomile during its peak blooming period, preferably in late morning after the dew and before the high heat of the day. Select flowers that are fully open and pinch the flower head off at the top of the stalk.
Recipes: Chamomile tea. Use 1 to 2 teaspoon fulls of dried chamomile flowers or leaves to 1 cup of boiling water. Pour the boiling water over the flowers and or leaves and steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and drink.
Warnings: It is very uncommon for people to have allergic reactions to chamomile, but if so you will also have allergies to other plants in the asteraceae family like ragweed and chrysanthemums.
|NAME OF HERB||Chamomile|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Matricaria recutita|
|PLANT PART USED||Flower|
|COMMON NAMES||Hungarian chamomile, wild chamomile, German Chamomile|