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Chamomile Flowers Whole, Organic, 1/2 lb.

(CFW-2)
Matricaria recutita  |  Origin: Egypt
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Chamomile blossoms resemble that of a daisy flower. It has a pleasant, apple-like smell, and is very popular as a tea for calming and soothing the nervous and digestive systems.

The actions of Chamomile are strongest on the liver and kidneys where the volatile oils may help to stimulate and support those organs to gently remove toxins. It has a mild pleasant taste, and may help to relax the nerves, support a good night’s sleep, and aid in digestion.


Common Names: Chamomile, German chamomile, garden chamomile

Chamomile flowers are best known for the delicious aromatic herbal tea that they produce. The tea is so popular, it is found in most grocery stores across America. Chamomile flowers are widely used as a mild sedative, and is good for insomnia as well as many other nervous conditions.

Chamomile flowers are nervine and sedative especially suited to teething children and those who have been in a highly emotional state over a long period of time. Except for the small risk of allergy, Chamomile is one of the safest herbs to use.

Chamomile flowers are used in alternative medicine as an anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, nervine and digestion aid. Additional uses in herbal medicine include an antispasmodic for intestinal and menstrual cramps, relieving gas pains, and a very mild but efficient laxative. Their healing properties come from the daisylike flowers, which contain volatile oils (including bisabolol oxides A and B, and matricin) as well as flavonoids.

But the best thing about chamomile flowers are that they are such a great tasting way to enjoy the benefits of healthful, wholesome herbs!

Excerpts from The ABC Herbal
Another excellent activator for children is chamomile. Chamomile helps to settle the stomach and calm the nerves. Chamomile is probably one of the very best nervine herbs for children. It aids digestion, expels gas from the bowel, soothes the nerves and reduces inflammation.

Excerpts from The How to Herb Book

  • A good tonic. It was Mother Rabbit’s remedy for Peter Rabbit when he got in Farmer McGregor’s garden. She probably used it to soothe poor Peter’s stomach and shattered nerves.
  • Soothing and relaxing to nerves, helps sleep.
  • Improves the appetite and aids in digestion in many stomach tea combinations.
  • Brings a good flow of blood to the skin surface thus inducing perspiration.
  • Regulates the menstrual flow.

Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology
The major effects of chamomile are due to its volatile oils. Therefore, it is imperative that the freshest herb be used before the oils evaporate.

The actions of chamomile are strongest on the liver and kidneys where the volatile oils apparently stimulate the organs to purge themselves of toxins. To avoid a loss of volatile oils in the herb, an extract is conveniently described under preparations, which can be added to teas to strengthen them. The extract may also be used alone.

Chamomile is also used to add a golden tint to hair and scent chamomile shampoo formulas. It has also been used as an enema or douche and as a pomade for bathing. The Arabians used it in massage oils. Contains aromatic compounds that increase the production of digestive fluids, reduce muscle spasms and pains, reduce inflammation and are antiseptic. In addition, these compounds have a sedative effect. Chamomile is one of the best herbal sources of niacin, magnesium, and essential fatty acids.

From our Reading and/or Experience...

  • Chamomile is second only to Black Tea as the best selling tea in the world. Its great flavor, aroma, and soothing effects have made it so popular.
  • We use it often in tincture combinations pertaining to any digestive, nervous or sleeping issues. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies, such as in filling capsules. Except, however, in teas. Powders are not normally used in teas.
  • It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during and after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
  • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
  • It is critical that chamomile flowers are stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is highly recommended, but not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of its highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.
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