EGYPT. Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Flower, Whole, Fairtrade.
Fragrant, golden flowers from Egypt. “German” Chamomile is arguably one of the most familiar and commonly used herbs historically. Chamomile has many many therapeutic benefits, including having a calming and peaceful effect when taken as a tea.
Careful though, don’t steep beyond 30 minutes unless you are prepared for a bitter flavor! Many people aren’t aware the semi-fragrant flower actually has bitter properties, which makes sense since it is also settling and anti-inflammatory for the gastrointestinal system. Chamomile flower contains azulene and apigenin, which are reputed to have anti-inflammatory and healing actions. Matricaria is also commonly found in hair and skin care products for its gentle action on the skin and body. Chamomile brings a smile to my face just by seeing and smelling the dried blossoms. Wonderful!
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Chang SM, Chen CH. (2016). Effects of an intervention with drinking chamomile tea on sleep quality and depression in sleep disturbed postnatal women: a randomized controlled trial. J Adv Nurs. Feb;72(2):306-15.
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