« back to encyclopedia search results
Chamomille/camomile, Culinary and medicinal uses
A chamomile tea has a calming effect, and is used by some instead of "real" tea. As a tea it promotes gastric secretions - so improving the appetite. A mixture of flower heads and olive oil, packed into a jar and left in the sun for three weeks, makes a good external treatment for skin rashes and allergies. While a few drops of the same oil, added to a bath, will help you relax. See 'Alternative Medicine'; 'Chamomile/camomile'. To buy seeds and plants, see under "Herbs" in our Mail Order section.
If you enjoy cooking take a minute to look at ‘Simon Scrutton French Cookery Classes’ on Google – and learn how to make top class bistro-style dishes. Suitable for beginners upwards.