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Camomile is a herb well known for its calming, sedative properties. It originated in Europe but is now grown all around the world. It is mainly used in a tea. The tea also has anti-inflammatory properties, good for rheumatism, arthritis, and other painful swellings. It is also antispasmodic for intestinal and menstrual cramps, relieving gas pains, acts as a very mild but efficient laxative, and loosens tight muscles. Milder tea in large doses is given throughout the day for fevers, sore throats, the aches and pains due to colds, flu, and allergies. It is especially suited to teething children. Camomile tea can also be used externally to alleviate symptoms of skin inflammations, sunburn, burns, and added to bath for relaxing tired, achy muscles and feet, and softening the skin. It is said that the Egyptians dedicated Camomile to their sun god and valued it over all other herbs for its healing qualities. Due to its sedative and relaxing properties camomile was an ingredient in some love potions in the middle ages.
Category: Herb
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Best bought loose from the health food store of specialty tea shop.
To Store:
Store in a dry, airtight container in the pantry.
Tips & Tricks:
For some reason herbal teas seem to taste more delicious if served in a glass.
Cooking Tips:
Place 6 tsp chamomile buds in a coffee plunger and fill with boiling water. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes before plunging.

Nutrition per 1 Cup:

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Aches & Pains
Bacterial Infections
Fungal Infections
Menstrual Problems
Cold and Flus
Digestive Disorders
Intestinal Worms & Parasites
Liver Sluggish
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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