German Chamomile (matricaria recutita)
One of my safe herbs that keeps stomachs from a twisting feeling, nerves calmed, and muscles relaxed. It is a strongly aromatic herb, its scent sometimes compared to apples. This herbs is safe for children of any age. I have used it for an eye infection when my baby was 8 months old, tea in his bottle at 10 months old, and baths for his itchy skin since he was a baby!
For Any type of skin infection:
- 1 ounce chamomile
- 1/2 ounce fennel
- Place one spoon of this mixture into a pot of hot water. Let steep for 10 minutes and apply to effected area!
It is recorded that the Greeks and Egyptians have used this herbs as their essential beauty aid for eons. The essential oil of Chamomile helps to heal the skin acts as anti-inflammatory. I also used Chamomile as the go to herb when needing to sleep, it does not create the “hangover feeling” that other herbs give and it can be used with children.
Photo taken from www.aboutchamomile.com