Chamomile is wildly available at the health food stores and even in your grocery in the tea section. Did you know that it helps cure upset stomach? If you’ve ever read the old story of Peter Rabbit, you remember that his mother gave Peter some chamomile tea for his stomach ache. Smart mom.
Chamomile is a fantastic herb to add to your plant medicine cabinet. Known as the “mother of the gut,” its combined properties act as a muscle relaxant in the gut, calming and dispelling nausea and indigestion, and as a sedative for the nervous system.
Chamomile has a long history. The Egyptians used it to cure fever. It’s all-natural with no other harmful synthetic chemicals that can harm you, plus it’s safe for kids.
It’s also a fun, easy-to-grow plant that can be added to your garden. It has tiny daisy-like flowers on a fern-looking plant. The kids will have fun picking off the flowers to dry and add to their teas later on.
Chamomile is also good for calming nerves. It’s a great thing to drink right before bed. It will help relax you and make you forget about the hard day you had, helping you to settle down.
Not only that, but it’s known for helping with digestion, and can help calm the nerves when trying to wean off a drug addiction.
Here are some other things chamomile can help with:
- Drug Withdrawal
- Menstrual Flow
- Intestinal Tract
Chamomile For The Skin
Chamomile can also be saved and used for the skin. Used topically to help reduce inflammation on things like wounds and burns. With its soothing properties that are not only good for your stomach but also for blisters and inflamed area wounds on your skin.
Chamomile is also a great healer for dry and itchy skin. It would be a fantastic ingredient to add to any skincare product you wanted to make for yourself.
You would preserve this flower in the oil of choice, stored it in a cool dark cabinet for several months, then strained it. Infused oils will not stay fresh for a long time. It would be a good idea to use up the oil mixture within the year. Make a fresh batch each season.
Make a Chamomile Tea Jar
It’s fun to have jars of herbs all around the kitchen on display. Why not make a tea jar, filled with fun herbs? Add in a cute little scoop.
The next time you want a soothing cup of tea, then scoop out some from your jar and add it to a mesh tea infuser what a cute addition to your medicine cabinet.
Here’s what you need:
- Large clear jar with lid
- Dried Chamomile
Add the dried chamomile to the jar and add the scoop and put it on the lid tightly. You’ll want to store it in a dark area with no direct sun shining on the jar. It will diminish the active ingredients of the flower.
Making the tea like this:
Just add the dried herbs to the jar and scoop them into the infuser. Place in a mug and add hot water.
Morning Tea Booster Recipe
You can combine other dried herbs into the mix. Make yourself a unique blend of herbs that suits your taste buds. It might be fun to have a jar of “Morning tea” with ingredients of nettle, peppermint, and green tea for a nutritious boost in the morning.