Heirloom Chamomile- Annual
(Tip: Use a paper or plastic bag and rubber band over drying blooms to catch seeds)
Besides being a favorite evening herbal tea, dried chamomile flowers in a simple muslin bag make a wonderful, relaxing bath. It is an excellent remedy for all manner of women’s disorders and is especially valuable for problems arising from stress, anxiety, and tension. It has a wonderfully soothing, sedative and absolutely harmless effect. It is considered a preventive and the sole certain remedy for nightmare. Inhaling the essential oil lowers stress and helps to counteract allergies and insomnia, which are often factors in anxiety and attention deficit disorder (ADD). Herbalists especially recommend it for sleeplessness in children.
Planting: Take your seed packages and sprinkle these seeds directly onto the surface of the soil. Do not bury the seeds. They need light to germinate.
Collect dead flower heads after they have bloomed and before they are seed.