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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

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