What are Organic Chamomile Flowers?
Chamomile is the common name for several daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae.
Where do Organic Chamomile Flowers come from?
The word “chamomile” derives, via French and Latin, from Greek χαμαίμηλον (khamaimēlon), i.e. “earth apple”, from χαμαί (khamai) “on the ground” and μῆλον (mēlon) “apple”. The spelling “chamomile” corresponds to the Latin and Greek source. The spelling “camomile” is a British derivation from the French.
What do Organic Chamomile Flowers look like?
A chamomile flower can be recognised as a small daisy-like flower growing on a solitary stem. Each flower has white petals circling a cone-shaped yellow centre.
How would you describe the flavour of Organic Chamomile Flowers?
It’s been said that Chamomile Flowers produce the scent of an apple and tastes earthy with a hint of apple and floral sweetness.
What are the alternative names for Chamomile Flowers?
Scented Mayweed, German Camomile, Hungarian Chamomile, Kamille, Mayweed, Camomilla, Wild Chamomile, Matricaria chamomilla syn. Chamomilla chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita, Matricaria recutita, Matricaria suaveolens, are all alternative names for Chamomile Flowers.
What is the suggested use for Organic Chamomile Flowers?
Chamomile Flowers are most commonly used to create a herbal infusion made from dried chamomile flowers and hot water. Chamomile tea is the perfect end to the day, sweetened with a little honey it is believe to help aid sleep. Two types of chamomile used are German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). The flowers are used to make a hair rinse to lighten blonde hair, they can also be added to a facial steam to help cleanse the skin of impurities. When added to other herbs such as Lavender and Hops you can make soothing sleep pillows. A lotion made from the flowers can makes an excellent after sun lotion.
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