Chamomile is a plant cultivated for its ornamental, medicinal and cosmetic qualities
It is very famous in infusion and herbal tea
In summer, it exhibits pretty white flower heads with a very fragrant yellow heart
It is an easy plant to sow or to plant in the vegetable garden as in the gardens of aromatic plants or rock gardens.
For a cup of chamomile tea (true chamomile) use:
– 1 tablespoon of dried chamomile flowers (Matricaria recutita or Matricaria chamomilla species) or about 7 to 8 dried chamomile flowers
– About 200 ml of water
For an effect against sleep disorders, you can therefore use 3 tablespoons or 3 sachets of dried chamomile flowers
Heat the water to a boil then add this boiling water to the chamomile flowers.
– Leave to infuse for ten minutes (in order to obtain an effective dose of active substances).
Optionally sweeten with honey (preferably) or sugar.
Some specialists in medicinal plants recommend drinking chamomile tea preferably without sugar and lukewarm, especially against digestive disorders.
Chamomile flowers have multiple benefits for digestion, sleep and even the skin.
Thanks to its relaxing and beneficial effects on digestion (ulcers-acidity, nausea and vomiting, gastroenteritis, newborn colic, bloating and flatulence, colds, sleep disorders, nervousness (stress), menstrual cramps, hay fever , allergies. Sometimes indicated during urinary disorders), chamomile is undoubtedly one of the flowers most used in infusion.
Its benefits on sleep disorders make it one of the essential plants in evening herbal tea.
But it also makes it possible to treat certain anxiety disorders by prolonged use over several weeks.
Inflammations and ulcers in the mouth (use as a gargle, see dosage), teething pain.