<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> German Chamomile

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(Matricaria recutita)
Common names: Pinhead, Wild Chamomile.

German Chamomile

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Parts Used: Flowers. Methods Used: Water extraction; oil extraction.
Spiritual Uses: None identified to date.

Physical Uses: This herb has traditionally been used as a drink for convalescents and a general tonic.

A wash for open sores and wounds.

The tea is believed to be good for flatulence, indigestion, and a generally irritable stomach. Combined equally with Hops (Humulus lupulus), can help to alleviate pain.

The oil is an anti-inflammatory and can be used to reduce swelling and painful joints.

A poultice can help speed the healing of skin cuts and wounds.




  1. Mix equal amounts of Hops flowers and Chamomile flowers.
  2. Boil 1 cup of water. Allow to stand 30 seconds.
  3. Add 1 heaping teaspoonful of Hops/Chamomile mix. Stir briefly and cover.
  4. Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
  5. Strain out herbs and discard.
  6. Dosage: 1 cup per 24 hours, taken in mouthful doses.
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