Chamomile Benefits

Visited my local Health Food Store this weekend…and picked up a few things…

Dried Chamomile
Chamomile has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, stomach ailments, and as an anti-inflammatory, to name only a few therapeutic uses.
Dried chamomile flower is an age-old medicinal drug known in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Chamomile's popularity grew throughout the Middle Ages, when people turned to it as a remedy for numerous medical complaints including asthma, colic, fevers, inflammations, nausea, nervous complaints, children's ailments, skin diseases and cancer. As a popular remedy, it may be thought of as the European counterpart of ginseng.


Bush Tea


How I used Chamomile this weekend
*I've made chamomile tea.
*Added it to my bush tea recipe. (lemongrass, holy basil, mint, peppermint)
*Added chamomile tea to my henna powder  hair treatment in replacement of the water. 
It is said that chamomile can help achieve a bit of a highlight effects to the hair when used with henna. 
(While I didn't notice too much difference it was worth a try… Next time I will make a heavier concentrate for the henna treatment.)
*Also, I plan on planting a few seeds this upcoming week.