Edible Plants Update: Making Chamomile Tea

I grew three German Chamomile plants this year. The first plant I started indoors and it has small flowers and it’s stretching along the ground and spreading out like a ground cover, the second was started outdoors and it has larger flowers and it’s growing nice and tall, the third is in a less sunny spot it hasn’t bloomed a single flower. Chamomile has been used to ease stomach aches, sore throats, and an assortment of different ailments. I was reading that you can also use it as a gargle for toothaches and sore throats or in baths and creams for skin problems. Here is the best recipe I could find for making your own herbal teas.

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How To Make Homemade Chamomile Tea:

What You Will Need
Chamomile flowers
Stove
Pot
Water
Sugar or Honey per your own taste.

1. Use German Chamomile not Russian Chamomile
2. Wait until white flower petals are folded down and the yellow bud is exposed.
3. Remove white petals
4. Let yellow buds sit in the sun for approximately three days to dry out.
5. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 heaping tablespoon of dried flower buds and steep for 10-15 minutes.
6. Add sugar or honey

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