The delicate foliage, and distinctive aroma of chamomile is a must for every herb garden.
The flowers of German Chamomile share most of the properties of Chamaemelum nobile, or English Chamomile.
It re-seeds itself generously once planted you are unlikely to need to source seeds again.
The chamomile tea made from infusing the dried or fresh flowers is, actually, quite a calming tea, although excess intake can lead to weakened stomach muscles.
It seems to work on the digestive system by soothing nervous stress.
Plant at most times of the year in Australia but the best results are normally in the cooler months.
Chamomile is also the base for our "Snoreless' Homeopathic remedy using a 1C potency.
25 fresh seeds $3.95
Degree of difficulty in germination.....4/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult)
Chamomile flower, German
Published December 5, 1984; Revised March 13, 1990
Name of Drug
Matricariae flos, chamomile.
Composition of Drug
Chamomile, consisting of fresh or dried flower heads of Matricaria recutita L. (syn. Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rauschert) [Fam. Asteraceae], and preparations thereof at effective dosage. The flowers contain at least 0.4 percent (v/w) essential oil. Main ingredients of the essential oil are a-bisabolol or bisabolol oxide A and B.
The flowers also contain matricin and flavone derivatives such as apigenin and apigenin-7-glucoside.
Skin and mucous membrane inflammations, as well as bacterial skin diseases, including those of the oral cavity and gums.
Inflammations and irritations of the respiratory tract (inhalations).
Ano-genital inflammation (baths and irrigation).
Gastrointestinal spasms and inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Interactions with Other Drugs
Boiling water (ca. 150 ml) is poured over a heaping tablespoon of chamomile (ca. 3 g), covered, and after 5 - 10 minutes passed through a tea strainer.
Unless otherwise prescribed, for gastrointestinal complaints a cup of the freshly prepared tea is drunk three or four times a day between meals. For inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, the freshly prepared tea is used as a wash or gargle.
For poultices and rinses, 3 - 10 percent infusions;
As a bath additive, 50 g - 10 liters (approximately 2- gallons) water;
Semi-solid formulations with preparations corresponding to 3 - 10 percent herb.
Mode of Administration
Liquid and solid preparations for external and internal application.
Promotes wound healing
Stimulates skin metabolism