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Chamomile flowers, (Matricaria recutita), organic

£1 per 10g
Matricaria recutita (Chamomile or camomile) is a daisy-like, annual plant of the Asteraceae family, also known as German chamomile, Hungarian chamomile, Wild chamomile, Blue chamomile and Scented mayweed. It is native to southern and eastern Europe but can now be found across the world. Chamomile flower is harvested from February to early June – smaller, high-quality whole flowers are picked by hand early in the season.

Where

Cultiavted in Egypt.

Our Chamomile is supplied by a family-owned Egyptian producer, run by four brothers, with whom we have worked for a number of years. Over the last two years we have invested in a ground-breaking joint programme to grow some of our crops on virgin desert land in Egypt, helping to improve crop quality and organic integrity. This has involved specific training for the farmers on organic growing best practice, the production of high-quality composts to increase soil fertility, and establishing clean water supply by digging a bore hole.

Who

Organic herb trading

How To Use It

Chamomile is commonly used as a herbal infusion and traditional medicine, as well as in soaps and cosmetics.

How To Dispose Of It

Can be composted

Health Benefits

The sweet, daisy like flowers are used to support the nervous system and digestion, and have been shown to relieve the effects of anxiety and promote a restful night’s sleep.

Chamomile flowers also make an excellent wash for eczema and sensetive skin and can reduce inflammation both interally and externally. Having a chamomile bath can be extremeley calming for the skin.

Blog post on how to use Chamomile coming soon.

Ingredients/Materials

100% Chamomille (Matricaria recutita) flower heads