There are several varieties and countries of origin of Chamomile but the best comes from Egypt. The sandy loam and nutrients from the Nile create perfect growing conditions. Essential oils in the flowers produce a soothing pleasant aroma and a fruity character. Chamomile can be made into a pleasant aromatic tea which is slightly bitter but with a fruity flavour.
Chamomile tea has been used as a delicious tea for centuries so it’s no wonder that it is estimated that over 1 million cups are ingested every day. The properties of this tea are wide and many, but perhaps the best known is it’s ability to help you relax. Many people like to drink it before bedtime as a sleep inducer.
Like many teas and herbs chamomile should be consumed without the addition of milk but this does not preclude additives such as honey, lime, lemon, cinnamon etc. One of the fun things to do with a widely used consumer herb like chamomile is to make your own blend.
Chamomile flowers are used in Skin and Hair Care products such as Creams, Baths, Compresses and Shampoos for its cleansing and soothing benefits. Good for treating sensitive and irritated skin and scalp irritations.