Camomile (Lawn Camomile) Matricaria chamomilla
belongs to the composite family and is originally from the Mediterranean area and was consecrated to the sun in ancient Egypt and was also worshipped above all other herbs for its healing properties. It is annual but easily self-sows about 25 cm tall and richly branched with a very aromatic scent. The flowers should be picked just as they open on sunny days and be carefully dried at once. Old flowers which have been dried in the sun or in too high heat become bitter. They are mostly used for tea and as general panacea against all ills.
SOWING: Camomile should be pre-cultivated. Sow very shallowly in a sunny place in limy soil and don't let the seeds dry. Set out after the risk of frost is over.
SEEDS: 10 000 seeds/g, one portion yields about 150 "“ 200 seedlings.