I recently wrote an article with five uses for chamomile flowers after accidentally growing some in my veg patch.
Suggestion number one in my list was chamomile tea.
Drinking chamomile tea is soothing and relaxing, and sitting down with a cup of tea is a great way of winding down before bed.
You will need:
Chamomile flowers, fresh or dried
Cup & saucer
Sweetener if liked
Just add a dessert spoon of the flowers to enough boiling water for one cup, allow to steep for about three minutes, strain and drink. If you like it stronger, add more flowers, and think about leaving it one or two minutes longer.
Sweeten to taste. I like to use a spoonful of honey as it provides a delicate vanilla undertone to the drink.
I like to drink it in the mid-afternoon sunshine in the garden where it grew.
If you are buying dried chamomile for making tea, do make sure it is food grade, because it isn’t always.
Try something similar with lavender flowers
Make a chamomile hair rinse
[Chamomile should be used with care if pregnant, for those with ragweed allergy, or if taking blood thinning medication.]