|Bee's Eye View of Chamomile Patch|
My chamomile is starting to bloom and every morning I find a few minutes to go outside, pick a handful of the apple-scented flowers, rinse them off and put them in my favorite drying spot. By the end of the summer, I'll have enough chamomile to last all winter.
I use a teaspoon of the chamomile flowers with a teaspoon or two of lemon balm per cup of boiling water for a ticket to a good night's sleep or to calm a grumpy stomach.
Chamomile can also be used as an ingredient in skin lotions and creams and the tea makes a wonderful hair rinse for brunettes.
This herb is easy to grow from seed in a sunny corner of the yard and it will reseed itself for years.
PS---- Chamomile is a member of the infamous ragweed family of plants. If you are allergic to ragweed, you may be allergic to chamomile too.
Today's Tip - Try a little of Peter Rabbit's favorite tea to relax and "sleep tight" as my mother used to say.