Calms Nervous Affections (For Occasional Stress Relief*)
Chamomile as a Remedy: The colonists steeped the dried flowers of chamomile as a tea for its gentle, soothing effects, and as a rinse for blond hair.
“Camomile flowers, boiled in lye, are a good wash to the head, and comfort both it and the brain.” The English Physitian (1652) - N. Culpeper
Notes: Chamomile was consumed during the Revolution as a patriotic alternative to paying the British tea tax. Tasting of fresh apples, chamomile is a fragrant, caffeine-free tea.