(Marticaria recutita) With a pleasant, flower taste, chamomile flower herbal tea has been proven to relieve anxiety & is one of the many herbs included in the German pharmacopeia. It is soothing to the digestive tract & relieves muscular tension. Chamomile can be drunk to help relieve spasmodic pain as you would find in injuries. Stress headaches can be alleviated by drinking chamomile tea. Include chamomile in an evening tea as it calms the nerves & aids restful sleep
Actions: Anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, vulnerary, anti-microbial, mild sedative, carminative, anti-catarrhal.
Indications: Chamomile flower herbal tea is taken internally for spasms or inflammatory conditions of the digestive tract, flatulent or nervous dyspepsia, restlessness, mild sleep disorders, travel sickness, nasal catarrh. Used externally, in creams and ointments for haemorrhoids, leg ulcers, mastitis, eczema and skin irritations.
Precautions: Possible allergies to plant, blood thinning medication, sedative medication, diabetic medication.
Chamomile naturally grows in sandy soils, often by beaches in hot Mediterranean countries.
In Britain, chamomile is native. It grows in abundance in the Isles of Scilly, but most will mistake the plant for Mayweed, Matricaria inodora L. which does not have the medicinal effect of the chamomile flower.
Making a cup of this tea is easy: It is ready within 5 minutes after pouring boiled water onto the flowers. Use a French presse cafetiere, tea pot or tea-ball style.