GAELIC NAME: Athair Talamh :: Fíogadán
LATIN NAME: Anthemis nobilis.
COMMON / FOLK NAMES: Camomyle, Chamaimelon, Ground Apple, Herrmannchen (German), Manzanilla (Spanish), Maythen, Roman Camomile, Whig Plant.
MEDICINAL PART: Flowers
DESCRIPTION: This herb is a low perennial found in dry fields and around gardens and cultivated areas. The stem is procumbent, the leaves alternate bipinnate, finely dissected and downy to glabrous.
The solitary terminal flowerheads, rising eight to ten inches above the ground consists of prominent yellow disk flowers and silver-white ray flowers.
PROPERTIES: Anodyne, Antispasmodic, Aromatic, Bitter tonic, Stimulant stomachic.
USES: Chamomile tea is good for flatulent colic, dyspepsia, and for fever and restlessness in children.
It also makes a good wash for sores and wounds. Chamomile oil can be taken internally for stomach cramps, spasms and colic.
Chamomile tea is very relaxing and can help insomnia if a small cupful is taken before bedtime.
Preparation: Use 1 tablespoon of flowers with one cup of boiling water and infuse for five minutes, then drink.
POWERS: Money, Sleep, Love, Purification.
CELTIC DEITIES: Midhir, Aengus Óg, Lugh, Aine
Call on the powers of Midhir while holding some chamomile leaves to gain prosperity.
Call on the powers of Aengus Óg for love.
Call on Lugh to gain a good night’s sleep.
Call on Aine for purification and protection.
Chamomile can be used in sleep and meditation incenses. When sprinkled around your home it removes curses and spells cast against you.
WARNING:: This plant is related to ragweed, so if you have a ragweed allergy you could be allergic to chamomile. PLEASE CONSULT A DOCTOR FIRST!
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