Chamomile is considered the most defining of herbs when it comes to relaxation. For thousands of years it has been used to calm anxiety, as well as help calm the mind prior to sleep.
Although we import this particular herb from Egypt, this is the same species of chamomile referred to as German Chamomile.
The whole flowers are used along or in combination with other herbs and spices to make tisane infusions, bath bags or tinctures.
What Do We Know About Safety?
- Chamomile is likely safe when used in amounts commonly found in teas and tisanes.
- Side effects are uncommon, but may include nausea, dizziness, and allergic reactions. Rare cases of anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction) have occurred in people who consumed or came into contact with chamomile products.
- People are more likely to experience allergic reactions to chamomile if they’re allergic to related plants such as ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, or daisies.
- Interactions between chamomile and cyclosporine (a drug used to prevent rejection of organ transplants) and warfarin (a blood thinner) have been reported, and there are theoretical reasons to suspect that chamomile might interact with other drugs as well. Talk to your health care provider before taking chamomile if you’re taking any type of medicine.
- Little is known about whether it’s safe to use chamomile during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Steeping Instructions: 1 tablespoon for 3-5 minutes at 190-209°F (87-95C)
NOTE: All 4-ounce and more packages at shipping in resealable cello bags in lieu of our traditional craft paper packets.