Chamomile Flowers (German) - MATRICARIA RECUTITA
(Whole) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: German Chamomile, sometimes called the Wild Chamomile, is a member of the Compositae (Asteraceae) family. It has a feathery, fernlike foliage, small daisylike blossoms that are yellow in the center and have white petals. German chamomile is not as strongly scented as Roman chamomile, but is sweeter and more often preferred for tea.
Other Names: Genuine Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile, Matricaria Flowers, Wild Chamomile
Part Used: Flowers
Culinary Uses: To make a tea, steep 2 teaspoons of dried German Chamomile Flowers in 1 cup of boiling water for 3 - 5 minutes. While making a tea, be sure the container is covered while in use or part of the properties of the plant will be lost.
Medicinal Uses: Chamomile is considered to soothe the nerves and stomach, and calm the body for inducing sleep in insomniac conditions. It's thought to nourish the respiratory tract and help alleviate discomfort associated with menstrual problems. It is also considered a good wash for sore eyes and open sores. A dilute tea has been used for small children with colds and stomach troubles. Chamomile tea is also used to treat headaches due to caffeine withdrawal.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Because of its calming effects, chamomile should not be taken in conjunction with sedative medications (particularly those that belong to a class called benzodiazepines such as alprazolam and lorazepam) or alcohol. Patients taking blood-thinning medications such as warfarin should use Chamomile only under the careful supervision of a healthcare practitioner as this herb may enhance the effects of the medication.
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