Chamomile is a herb for the stomach and spleen. It is also one of the oldest and most popular herbs.
Drunk as a tea, it soothes and calms the stomach. It is also excellent for menstrual problems.
Used on the eyes, chamomile relieves tiredness and irritation. Simply soak cottonwool pads in cold chamomile tea and place over the eyes. Lie down and relax while the herb soothes the eyes.
Chamomile Tea (4 servings)
- 2 tbsp fresh or 1 tbsp dried chamomile flowers
- 1/2 litre (1 pint) boiling water
- Honey to taste
Put chamomile flowers in a teapot and pour boiling water over them.
Cover and let stand for 10-15 minutes. Add honey to taste and drink.