|(Matricaria recutita) Chamomile flowers come from an annual plant that can be found growing today in many places throughout the world. A cup of fragrant, apple-like chamomile is good for digestion and is a wonderful way to relax after a stressful day. Used by Europeans for hundreds of years for a variety of medicinal properties. Its gentle action makes Chamomile a trusted herb in children's formulas. |
Brew tea at 212º - steep for 5 minutes.
Chamomile Tea Squares
Recipe from The Blog that Ate Manhattan by MARGARET POLANECZKY, MD
Add 2 Tbsp of chamomile tea to ½ cup boiling water in a pyrex glass measuring cup. Let steep. Strain tea. Let tea cool. (You will only be using ¼ cup of this tea, so dilute what's left over with some hot water and have a cup..).
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/8 tsp salt
4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup chamomile tea
Sifted Confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
Combine flour, confectioners' sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Add butter and pulse until the mixture is pebbly. Press evenly into the bottom of your prepared pan. Bake until lightly golden, about 15-20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Whisk together sugar, flour and salt. Add eggs and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the tea. Pour over crust. Bake until filling is just set, about 2o minutes. Cool completely. Dust with confectioners sugar and cut into squares.
Highlighting Hair Rinse
Recipe from Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox
This will lighten fair hair. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over ¼ cup chamomile flowers. Cool and strain. Use after shampooing.
Relaxing Bath Blend
In a muslin bag combine:
Add to your bath to help de-stress after a tough day!
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|I enjoy my evening cup of the commercial grade chamomile offered by Simpson & Vail. I thought I would try the organically grown version as well to see if I could discern any differences between the two. The dried, daisy-like flowers of both varieties are visually identical. The aroma of both forms of the dried flowers is very light and I really could not tell them apart. The flavor, however, did seem to be a bit stronger in the organic chamomile and it had more of a pineapple taste; whereas, the commercially grown tea seemed to have more of an apple note. Of course, there was the satisfaction of knowing that the organic product was free of possible negatives with chemicals used in the growing process. Both types seem to have the same relaxation benefits and could be used as teas, bath additives, cosmetics, potpourris or other preparations. The organic version is slightly more expensive than its commercial counterpart.|
|- JUDY BINDNER, AR|
|I had no idea Chamomile tea could taste so good! I do not know what that is that is sold in grocery stores; I only know that the quality and taste of S&V Chamomile shines through abundantly. I detected just a touch of sweetness. And the fragrance as you sip is delightful as well! This is Chamomile at its absolute finest.|
|- JEAN STONE, NC|
|The best Chamomile tea I have ever tried. Fresh and with a HINT of sweetness. This Chamomile is far superior than any store brands I have ever tried. I didnt know Chamomile could taste this good until I tried Simpson & Vails !|
|- KAREN ROGERS, NY|