Crazy About Chamomile!

What is chamomile?

Chamomile is a very common plant, better known by sight as the daisy. Although there are over 23,o00 species of daisy, he two most recognized species are the German and Roman chamomile and are also the most widely used in a medicinal way.

Where can I find chamomile?

Chamomile is native to Europe, Asia and India. It grows abundantly in the wild in the United States. You can find it growing wildly in the countryside, in fields and pastures. It is also a common staple of household gardens and can be found at most home improvement stores when the weather is favorable.

What are the medicinal uses for chamomile?

Chamomile is best known for it’s calming properties. It’s a great way to help you de-stress and has been proven to help people sleep better and to fall asleep faster.

It is used to treat more serious ailments such as digestive issues, PMS symptoms, diabetes, osteoporosis and inflammation as well as treating many every day irritants like pinkeye, toothaches, allergies and sunburn. There is even evidence that chamomile can boost your immune system.

 

How do you consume chamomile?

The most common way people consume chamomile is in the form of chamomile tea. It’s extremely popular around the US and in Europe. See recipe below. It isn’t just for tea, though. Chamomile can be added to nearly any food and beverage you desire. There are recipes for chamomile Kool-Aid, popsicles, smoothies and lattes.

Another popular method is to use chamomile to make soothing bath salts and scrubs. Chamomile can be made into balms and lotions for topical application. It is even infused into shampoo and body wash for an extra calming shower time.

Basic Chamomile Tea Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful of fresh chamomile flowers (about half a cup)
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Remove the entire flower head from the stem. Rinse the  flowers in warm water and pat dry.
  2. Boil the water in a tea kettle or large pot on the stove.
  3. Place the flower petals in an infuser and let the tea steep for about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the flower petals and pour tea into a cup.
  5. Add honey or sugar and lemon to taste.

Being such a versatile plant, chamomile tea can be infused with any number of other herbs and spices such as ginger, cinnamon, lavender and turmeric. The possibilities are endless!

 

CONDITIONS OF USE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on Moms Med Pedia. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you. Moms Med Pedia may not be held accountable for your actions if you try anything you’ve read here without consulting a physician first.

25 thoughts on “Crazy About Chamomile!

  • April 29, 2019 at 8:45 pm
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    Amazing content! I almost always have a cup of chamomile tea before bed mixed with a mint tea, so relaxing!

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  • April 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm
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    I love a nice chamomile before bed! This tea looks so delicious and soothing:) I’ll give it a try soon!

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  • April 30, 2019 at 12:57 am
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    oh wow I didn’t know anything about Chamomile – but this post really turned me onto it thank you!

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  • April 30, 2019 at 1:54 am
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    Chamomile has so many amazing benefits! I love chamomile tea!

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  • April 30, 2019 at 6:48 am
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    I love camomile tea but never done it myself! Will for sure trying your recipe out!

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  • April 30, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    I learnt a lot about Chammomile. I have interstitial cystitis and it helps a lot to soothe my Bladder. Thank you for this wonderful post.

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  • April 30, 2019 at 1:39 pm
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    I have found drinking Sweet Chamomile tea at night really helps me stay asleep. It also helps calm me down to relax and go to sleep as well.

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  • April 30, 2019 at 2:58 pm
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    I wasn’t aware there were so many medicinal benefits of Chamomile. Thanks for putting it out there. Very useful info.

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  • April 30, 2019 at 3:29 pm
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    Chamomile was one of the first flavors that made me like tea. This is my go-to drink whenever I have difficulty sleeping at night.

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  • April 30, 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    Holiii !!
    I love chamomile. In my house we have it alone or with anise. I like it a lot after eating.
    Good day!!

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  • April 30, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    Omg I need chamomile so bad. I seriously need to destress and your post definitely gave me some advice how to do it with chamomile tea

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  • April 30, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    Being from India I knew about chamomile.But this post is very informative.never knew it has so many benefits

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  • April 30, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    Chamomile tea is the best, anytime I’m feeling stressed, or run down. I make some tea and I instantly feel better. The way it soothes and calms the body is amazing. It just has such great benefits for the body.

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  • April 30, 2019 at 9:12 pm
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    I love Chamomile tea – it really helps me. It is so soothing!

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  • April 30, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    I am mildly obsessed with chamomile. It’s relaxation qualities are the best and I drink the tea as a natural source to calm and unwind at the end of a long day.

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  • May 1, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    Yay! Chamomile tea is actually one of my favourite teas to drink after a long day.

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  • May 1, 2019 at 1:22 pm
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    Well there is the I learned something new today, I didn’t know about the connection between Daisy and chamomile, there you go. Nature is always finding a way of taking care of us.

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  • May 1, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Wow, I didn’t really ever notice that chamomile was actually daisy! They do work really well for stress (as you’ve mentioned) whether as tea or essential oil…though I’ve only used the oil.
    – Nandita

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  • May 2, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    im def trying your chamomile tea! I am honestly so crazy about chamomile that i read every single word of your post! Thank youuuuuuuussssss!

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  • May 2, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    When I really struggle with my period, I like to have a really hot bath soaking and kind of brewing organic dried chamomile. I also consume as a tea on those days. Helps a lot! 😊😊😊

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  • May 3, 2019 at 10:45 am
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    Chamomile is great before bed as it helps me relax so I can sleep better! Thank you for the tea recipe.

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