Sometimes an herb can become so familiar that we may forget to explore some of its many, but lesser-known and perhaps unexpected abilities and uses.
Here are five examples:
- Before refrigeration, meat was immersed in a chamomile infusion to prevent it from spoiling.
- Studies have shown that chamomile may aid kidney functions.
- In homeopathy, it is used to treat childhood toothaches, earaches, colic, and headaches.
- Chamomile is a symbol for energy in action or adversity. It is an herb of the sun and is therefore associated with regeneration, healing, and protection.
- Chamomile is known to be an aid to other plants in the garden. It is called the “plant’s physician” as it helps cure other nearby plants, also keeping them free of insects and pests. Even bees do not like the scent of chamomile and will not go near it.
Remember, there are two kinds of chamomile: Roman and German. Both are excellent for treating digestive disorders, anxiety, and insomnia.
Find out more about Chamomile (Huang Chu Ju) and its many uses.