NAME : CHAMOMILE
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
The solitary terminal flowerheads,
rising eight to ten inches above the ground consists of prominent yellow disk
flowers and silver-white ray flowers.
FLOWERING TIME: June
PROPERTIES : Anodyne, Antispasmodic,
Aromatic, Bitter tonic, Stimulant stomachic.
USES : Chamomile tea is good
for flatulent colic, dyspepsia, and for fever and restlessness in
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.
GENDER : Masculine.
PLANET : Sun.
ELEMENT : Water.
POWERS : Money, Sleep, Love, Purification.
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
Call on Aine for purification and
Chamomile can be used in sleep and meditation incenses.
When sprinkled around your home it removes curses and spells cast against