Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Herb of the Week (Herb: Chamomile)

Chamomile has to be my favorite herb, ever. Evveerr. E -V -ARRRRR! It is used in sachets when you need to sleep, it's got an awesome sweet scent AND it won't make you feel icky like Wormwood. Just... awesome.

Here are some Ideas:
The flowers are edible and quite tasty in salads or made into a refreshing cold or warm beverage.

Relaxing tea: To 1 cup boiling water add 2 tsp. dried flowers. Steep covered for 10 min.

For Bath: Use ½ to 1 cup fresh or dried herb tied in linen bag. Place in tub with hot water let soak for 10 min. then add cold water to the temp. you like. Do not add soap to bath, as it will coat your skin and not allow the Chamomile to penetrate.

Also for colds or when you feel really bad, try the tea while you’re soaking in the bath.

Love... just love this herb.

Here is a good site that tells you about it's history and how the Egyptians used Chamomile to worship the sun.

I made this and I sell it on Etsy. It's what I call a Sleepy Time Sachet. It's got Chamomile and Lavender buds in it, along with crystals. The crystals enable you to microwave it for a few seconds (About 10 or 15 seconds) and then place it somewhere near your pillow before drifting off to a nice slumber.

Blessed Be,

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