Thursday, May 17, 2007

Camomile

from: the english teastore
It is often sipped for relief of health problems ranging from toothache to nervousness. Camomile has also been noted as beneficial for soothing headaches and is a natural relaxing herb known to assist the restless and those
suffering from insomnia. In many circles Camomile is called nighty night tea or sleepy tea on account of its natural properties which promote restfulness and drowsiness. It is also known to assist digestive disorders by settling the stomach and calming the nerves. The plant’s botanical name Matricaria, is derived from the Latin term for womb because it was once used as an herb to treat female troubles. Camomile is derived from ancient Greek and translates as “Ground Apple” in reference to the fruity aroma.


The other weekend peppe and i spent an hour or so picking some of the camomile that had grown like crazy in the garden. then i went through and kinda clean them up, and put them in a simon-safe place to dry, which is a bit of a boring job, but luckily i had alana on the phone - so we gabbed and complained and generally missed eachother. and she always makes the tedious much less tedious.

so now we have the makings for camomile tea.


1 comment:

sophieg said...

I am so impressed - could use a cup of homegrown camomile tea right now!