<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Roman Chamomile
  • Not to be used during pregnancy.
  CHAMOMILE, ROMAN  
(Chamaemelum nobile, prev. Anthemis nobilis)
Common names: Garden Chamomile, Ground Apple, Manzanilla, Maythen, Roynetree, Whig Plant.

Roman Chamomile

   
© 2003 Karen Shelton    
Parts Used: Flowers. Methods Used: Water extraction, oil extraction.
Spiritual Uses: Native to Southern Europe, burning Chamomile was believed to increase wealth and it is a ingredient in many prosperity incenses.

Physical Uses: Ancient Celts used this herb for many medicinal purposes such as stomach and restorative teas, mouth and eyewashes, hair and skin remedies, tonics, etc.

This variety is considered slightly more effective than Matricaria recutita.

Used to treat childhood ailments such as colic, stomach aches, spasms, earaches, and restlessness.

Combined equally with Hops (Humulus lupulus), can help to alleviate pain.

A gargle for sore throats.

Mix flowers with equal amounts of Elder (Sambucus nigra) flowers and use in a hot poultice to relieve rheumatism and other inflammation, soreness, or stiffness in joints.

Chamomile oil can be massaged into painful and swollen joints.

 

Preparation:

PAIN TEA:

  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.

OIL:

  1. Warm 1 pint of olive oil in a double-boiler.
  2. Add 1 ounce of chopped flowers to the warmed oil. Stir and cover.
  3. Continue to warm (not boil) for 1/2 hour.
  4. Remove from heat and place contents of pan in container with lid.
  5. Shake the container to continue to mix 3-4 times in 24 hours.
  6. Strain out flowers and discard.
  7. Add the contents of 1 capsule of Vitamin E. Stir and seal tightly.
  8. Store in a cool dark place.
 
 
 
     
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