SEED TYPE: GERMAN CHAMOMILE
Matricaria chamomilla, commonly known as chamomile, German chamomile, Hungarian chamomile, wild chamomile, blue chamomile, scented mayweed, is an annual plant of the composite family Asteraceae. German chamomile is an herb that is native to southern and eastern Europe. The herb smells slightly like apple, and is popular throughout the world. The name "chamomile" is Greek for "Earth apple". Do not confuse German chamomile with Roman chamomile.
Is German chamomile edible?
Is Chamomile Edible? Yes, chamomile leaves and flowers are both perfectly safe to eat, with a couple of caveats. Be sure the herb hasn't been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides. Use chamomile with care if you're allergic to ragweed, as chamomile may trigger allergic reactions in some individuals.
Which chamomile is best for tea?
Two most popular types of chamomile are German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), an annual that can grow up to 2-feet high; and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), a perennial that grows 12-inches high. Both contain essential oils and anti-oxidants that are calming and relaxing.
Chamomile tea can boost your efforts to lose weight. It is complementary to eating healthy and also reduces bloating. This tea stimulates gastric juices which help break down the food, leading to quicker digestion. Chamomile tea is rich in calcium and potassium.
German Chamomile Matricaria chamomilla Herb Organically Grown
Life Cycle: German chamomile is an annual plant, however, it self-seeds so readily, you may think it's a perennial
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Not too rich, organic soil
Height: 8" - 24" tall / 8" - 12" wide
Bloom Time: July, August, September (Summer)
Bloom Color: Yellow & White
Starting German chamomile from seed
German chamomile is easy to grow from seed. You can start your seeds indoors 6 weeks before your last frost, direct sow them in your garden in the spring or even sow them in your garden in the fall for spring germination. No matter when you sow your seeds, make sure that you are sowing them on the surface of the soil.
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