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Chamomile

Kythera Healing Herbs

Chamomile was named after its scent (land apple) and the first one to mention its beneficial properties is the father of medicine, Hippocrates who considered it emmenagogue and a medicine against hysteria. It is an aromatic and pharmaceutical plant. Christian tradition has dedicated chamomile to Saint George obviously because it blossoms about his/her name day (23 April).

Scientific Name:
Chamomilla recutita

Family:

Asteraceae (or Compositae)

Kythera Name:
Chamomili

Name in other places of Greece:

Chamomili, Chamomilo, Chamomilia, louloudi Agiou Georgiou, Panairitsa, Kamilaki

Collection:
Chamomile flowers are collected on May from grasslands that have not been sprayed with pesticides and other polluting substances.

Properties:

Chamomile is anticonvulsant, sedative and analgesic. Additionally, it is used as a healing substance for burns, pimples and eczemas). It is also used as antiallergic, appetizing, stimulant, digestive, antidiarrheal, bactericide, emmenagogue, perspirating and antipyretic. Chamomile is general herb that has good results in the treatment of many conditions and this is why it should exist in all houses.

Tips

Do you want to make your hair blonder? Shampoo your hair with chamomile!


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