“Chamomile” is the common name for several herbs from the daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family. The name “chamomile” is derived the Greek word “chamomaela” (χαμαίμηλον (khamaimēlon)) meaning “ground apple” to describe its apple-like aroma. One of the most ancient and versatile medicinal herbs known to mankind, having been used medicinally for around 5,000 years, chamomile’s use was noted in hieroglyphic records, in addition to an ancient Anglo-Saxon manuscript, and was commonly used by ancient Greek physicians. Throughout the ages chamomile has been used by physicians and herbalists for fevers and women’s conditions, in fact the botanical name of the most widely cultivated plant, Matricaria, is derived from the Latin word for womb. At present, “chamomile” is used in traditional medicine as an herbal remedy for insomnia, stress and anxiety, and treating cold and flu symptoms, as well as improving immunity during sickness. To learn more about the different plants referred to as “Chamomile” visit our journal.
Our award winning limited edition organic German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is handpicked from the serene and pure Windy Hollow Farm by the Griesbaum family in Auchterarder, Scotland, during the summer months. The water used to cultivate our chamomile is sourced from Windy Hollow Farm’s spring. Compared to standard chamomile, our chamomile is noticeably different in smell, colour and taste, without the expected intense bitterness. This is due to the purer growing conditions, the method of drying and each flower being handpicked at just the right time. It has a grassy aroma and taste, with floral and delicately sweet closing notes.
Chamomile may be drunk hot or ice cold, and may be used in cocktails and recipes.
Choose from the following options*:
- Nazani Tea Caddy (30g) makes approx. 30 cups – £17.95 (2019)
- Caddy Refill Pouch (30g) makes approx. 30 cups – £14.95 (2019)
*Estimations are based on drinking the traditional way, where one portion will give you at least two cups – just refill with 100°C water and steep for two minutes longer than the original brew time.
Please note the pouches are not airtight, and therefore once opened, your tisane should be transferred to an airtight caddy or storage jar in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and strong odours. We do not recommend glass, plastic and paper containers. Any noted health benefits of our herbal infusions are from traditional medicine and should not be used to prevent or cure any disease.
Consult a GP if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any other health concerns.
100% Organic Chamomile
June – August 2019
|Growth & Production Method|
Use 1g for every 200ml of 100°C spring water and brew for 3 minutes
One portion will give you at least two cups
Grassy, with floral and delicate sweet notes