This bittersweet herb acts medicinally as a tonic,
anodyne, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory,
antibacterial, anti-allergenic, and sedative.
Skin Ailments And Wounds
The active ingredients in chamomile are chamazulene, apigenin, and bisabolol.
The sedative effects of chamomile may be due to a benzodiazepine-like compound in the flower head.
PARTS OF PLANT USED:
HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN!
Plant chamomile in an area with cool weather and under partial shade, (not in areas where summers are hot and humid), and in dry soil with an acidity between 5.6 and 7.5.
Ensure that chamomile plants are at least 6 inches apart from each other. Growing chamomile actually involves little fuss, and going overboard on fertilizer may lead to weakly flavored foliage and few flowers.
AVOID OVERWATERING, allow the soil to become virtually dry and then soak thoroughly.
Chamomile is drought-tolerant, and may only need to be frequently watered during prolonged drought.
Chamomile plants are recommended as a “companion plant” alongside vegetable crops, since the strong scent keeps potential pests away. Just make sure to check the plants thoroughly.
If plants are weak due to a lack of water or other issues,
they may attract insects like aphids, mealybugs or thrips.
Storage Tips for Chamomile
Ideally, harvest chamomile during the summer. Chamomile flowers continue to bloom all summer long if these are picked daily. However, a major challenge in growing chamomile is the different blooming schedules of flowers. As a rule of thumb, try to harvest chamomile 30 days after the seeds first sprout:
1. Begin harvesting chamomile flowers in the morning after the dew has evaporated, but before the sun is high.
2. Harvest flowers that are nearly open. Pinch the stalk just below the flower head and pop off the bloom. Collect in a tightly woven basket.
Once harvested, shake the flowers and check for insects or dirt. While you can use fresh flowers immediately, you can also dry chamomile flowers for future use.
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