Chamomile flowers, the real chamomile - Chamomile tea

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Chamomile flowers - real chamomile

Chamomile flowers are usually called chamomile and everyone knows them. I met them as a child, in form of a chamomile tea when I was felling a little ill. They are beautiful little flowers with golden yellow flower heads and white elongated petals. Among the Egyptians, it was the flower of Re the Sun God. The chamomile belongs to the medicinal plants and the flowers have a pleasant distinctive smell.

The chamomile carries the Latin name Matricaria chamomilla L and it belongs to the composite plant family Asteraceae. It is an annual plant with a stature height of up to 50 cm. It has long, upright stems branched at the end. The golden yellow flower heads consist of tubular flowers. The white petals leaves are also called petals, reminiscent of large daisies.

Formerly this plant was only found and cultivated in southern and eastern Europe, but today it is found throughout Europe.

Chamomile is considered a medicinal plant and is mainly used for stomach problems and inflammation. It is said to solve spasms in the stomach and intestines when they are drunk as a tea. Furthermore, they should also help against flatulence and inhibit the growth of bacteria. For gum inflammation and throat irritation it is gargled with a camomile solution. For colds you can use it for inhalation. In creams and ointments it helps with its anti-bacterial effect on skin problems.

Chamomile flowers for inhaling colds

To inhale when you have colds, pour 3 teaspoons of chamomile flowers in a bowl with 300 ml of boiling water. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the fumes.

Chamomile Tea: Use and Preparation

To make a chamomile tea you will need 3 grams of chamomile flowers (3 teaspoons), then pour 150 ml of boiling water over them. Leave the tea covered for 10 minutes and then sieve it off. You can also use tea filters or tea eggs to make tea.

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We wrote this article about the herbal ingredient chamomile. This information is for informational purposes only and has not been checked for accuracy by a physician. Please ask your doctor or pharmacist for complaints and what treatment he recommends you.