wanted: wanted: any kind of chamomile

thecitychicken(Swaziland)February 2, 2008

I've been reading about medicinal herbs lately and want to try adding chamomile to my garden. I live in Yacolt, WA, 50 min. N. of Portland. Is this easy to grow from seed? What's a good variety for culinary uses? Thanks!

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jburesh1388(z8 WA)

It is easy to grow from seed as i usually have some that self seed. I grow german chamomile and have saved the flowers, in order to make tea, and have yet to try it! :) it's a great flower too, so I keep it around.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2008 at 7:19PM
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pdxjules(8, Portland, OR)

I have tons of German Chamomile to share with anyone - anytime you are in the Portland area. The flowers and leaves are nicer than other varieties, IMO.

Just call me before dropping by: 503-289-8961 - when in NE near MLK/Dekum. It's a great plant, hardy, works in shade, pots, or sun. The Doris Day of my garden, perhaps. Blooms for MONTHS, returns after cutting back, and is a natural re-seeder. Easy to identify and yank (or move) any you don't want. All in all, an under-rated, great plant, IMO.

I'd appreciate tips on how to cook with any part of the palnt, and specific instructions on making tea...dry or fresh & which parts? Does anyone use the plant in soups or salads?

Since it has chosen my garden - wouldn't be cool if it was the tasty anti-allergy, anti-aging antidote of my dreams? (Heck, I'd settle for an approximation of HOPS for Brewing. Might try it!)

    Bookmark   March 15, 2008 at 2:46AM
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From stuff I've read on the 'net, it's easy to make into tea. And if you drink it, you will stay 18 forever!!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2008 at 11:51AM
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