I like sitting on my couch with a cup of chamomile tea in my hands. Although it is becoming increasingly difficult to find chamomile, Matricaria recutita, in the wild, it is still possible to find enough to quell a sore throat.
That is why most people know chamomile tea. It is wonderfully soothing for a sore throat and helps to treat conditions of the mouth, throat and gums. However, it can do much more. Internally, chamomile continues its beneficial work by addressing inflammation of the digestive tract. As a result, it provides quick relief in case of related symptoms.
In addition, the calming, stress-mitigating power of chamomile is legendary. It not only soothes the nervous system, but also your skin and scalp.
The magical effect of chamomile is strongly related to its stress relieving properties. This plant is used to help you sleep well and to calm nerves. In incense, it helps meditate and concentrate. Moreover, it comes to one’s aid in money matters and brings good luck. Enough reasons to get to know chamomile better.
Chamomile is an erect plant with stems that are compact at the bottom and broad and widely branched at the top. The narrow leaves are tripinnate at the bottom and bipinnate at the top with an alternate placement along the stem.
Its characteristic flowers, which are 1 to 2.5 cm in diameter, have a yellow heart consisting of many tubular florets covering a hollow receptacle. Around the heart we find white ray florets, which are often reflexed, giving the appearance that they bend backwards in relation to the heart. Chamomile gives off a sweet scent that reminds some people of apples.
Roman chamomile is often used instead of real chamomile. These plants have the same effect.
With a decoction of chamomile, you can make blond hair even blonder.
Chamomile is dedicated to Balder in Norse mythology.
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