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Chamomile

January 06, 2021

Chamomile

CHAMOMILE (German)

Matricaria  recutita

Family:  Asteraceae

Part used:  Flowers

Energetics:  Sweet,  bitter,  warm

Actions:  Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic,  carminative, diaphoretic,  nervine

Chamomile  was  in  abundance  this  year  on  the  farm.  I  think I  planted  over  a  thousand  plants!  We  harvest  the  blossoms well  into  the  fall  to  use  for  tinctures,  teas,  oils  and  elixirs. It’s  an  easy  and  wonderful  plant  to  grow  from  seed  or transplant.  Spending  time  with  this  plant  is  sure  to increase  your  flow  of  creativity  and  inspiration.  I  use  this wonderful  aromatic  bitter  for  digestive  issues  such  as cramping,  bloating,  gas  and  stress-based  digestive  upset.  It’s a  great  herb  to  use  for  anxiety,  inflammation,  menstrual cramps  and sleep issues.

Contraindications:  Avoid  using if  you  have ragweed allergies.





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