Last week, I clipped and collected a whole bunch of German chamomile blooms and laid them out to dry in a clean, shallow cardboard box in a dry, airy room. Is there anything nicer than a box of flowers that practically turn themselves into a beautiful tea? A tea that can help you sleep, and that helps fight infection, inflammation and indigestion! Just pour a cup of boiling water over a couple heaping teaspoons of dried flowers (or three if you'd like it stronger), and steep for about 12 minutes. Unless you're pregnant. No chamomile tea for pregnant ladies. You can also make a chamomile bath to treat bug bites, but you'd need a whole quarter pound of dry flowers. Here's a link if you'd like to read more about the medicinal potential of chamomile!
video if you'd like to learn more about the life cycle!