Get To Know...Chamomile
Chamomile is a wonderful herb, that isn’t just known for for its alleged soothing and calming properties but also for being a beautiful garden flower. If you want to get growing, why not start with Chamomile? Find out more about how to grow chamomile, and some uses for it once you do.
How to grow Chamomile
Chamomile is a cheerful addition to your herb garden and it loves to spread. You can get Lawn Chamomile which especially enjoys growing into a lawn, and what a wonderful lawn it makes. If you want to use the flowers for teas I would recommend growing Roman Chamomile which needs to be tended and cut back regularly. Follow this link to find out more from the gardening experts: RHS about how to grow chamomile.
Pop it in a pot!
Chamomile in tea is a lovely brew to drink, especially before bed as it is said to have soothing and calming properties. You can harvest the flowers and pour hot water on them, either fresh or dried. Why not try adding a tiny dash of lemon and honey to your pot too to bring out the sweetness of the flowers?
Alternatively, if you are still waiting for your chamomile to grow you could try a Pukka Herbs brew.
Did you know...
In Ancient Egyptian times, Chamomile was dedicated to the Sun God Ra because the flowers look a bit like the shining sun. It was also one of the first plants to be made into a perfume.
So, whether you want to have a sweet-smelling lawn, or have instant access to a chamomile tea, I would always recommend chamomile as a herb to grow, either in your garden or on your windowsill.
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