Chamomile, Matricaria recutica
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: Chamomile is one of the most useful plants in any garden or landscape. It is generous in the north, emerging as rosettes in the spring from roots set down fall. Chamomile quits blooming when the heat arrives, so harvest the flowers frequently thought the spring- every other day or at least twice a week. This will help ensure multiple blooms.
PART USED: flowers
FUNCTION: Promotes a healthy nervous system and sleep pattern. I find it very potent and will only take the tea at bedtime, or if I am not feeling well. Chamomile an immense history of uses, most commonly known as a tea to promote a peaceful spirit, and used topically when a cooling agent is advised. Peter Rabbits mom gave Peter a cup of chamomile tea to ease his stomach- offering another clue to this humble powerhouse and generous gift from Nature.