Chamomile has a rich history of use as a remedy for digestive problems. Chamomile tea is used to calm, relieve insomnia and stomach pain. It is the most commonly consumed tea in the world, which can also be used to care for many plants. Otherwise, chamomile is also used in aromatherapy, in care...
Chamomile has a rich history of use as a remedy for digestive problems. Chamomile tea is used to calm, relieve insomnia and stomach pain. It is the most commonly consumed tea in the world, which can also be used to care for many plants. Chamomile is also used in aromatherapy, in the care of damaged or burnt skin and in soothing baths. Chamomile flowers are also used in the cosmetics industry, they are added to hair shampoos and mild care for sensitive skin. From the extract they create perfumes, dry flowers eliminate insects.
Welcome to the kitchen!
But chamomile is not just an herb. Believe it or not - it is also excellent as a culinary ingredient. Edible chamomile flowers add flavor to green salads. They can also be used as a decoration for any other dish. Soups with chamomile will also be unforgettable, for example lentil soup, to which we add two tea bags of chamomile tea or two tablespoons of chamomile flowers. Chamomile can also be used to flavor certain alcoholic beverages, such as vermouth and other wines. Chamomile goes well with lemon in dishes. When we want to add its delicate aroma to various desserts, it is best to add it to creams and creams. Let's say: the panna cotta, in which you can feel the aroma of chamomile, will certainly be unforgettable. If we are going to create the famous marshmallow desserts, we can use chamomile tea instead of water in the preparation. Some chamomile tea also goes well with cold desserts made from milk (foam, ice cream), and ice cream with chamomile tea is excellent. Chamomile ice cream with pieces of candied ginger will also be an unforgettable experience. Chamomile cream can be well combined with honey and added to various fruits: figs, persimmons... Chamomile flowers can also be used to stuff vegetables or poultry, or sprinkle chamomile flowers on chicken while baking in the oven. How about chamomile and fish? Try baking fish in a salt crust mixed with herbs (mint, rosemary, basil, oregano, chamomile and pepper). A unique blend of flavors for sure.
And what else?
It is recommended that we use home-made chamomile that we buy at the local market to consume chamomile, but it is even better to grow chamomile ourselves. For this we do not need a garden, at most a large decorative container. If the medicinal and gourmet uses are not enough for us, we can also use chamomile in other ways in the apartment: mix it dried into potpourri or sprinkle it on pillows. Boiled flowers can also be used to make a strong yellow-brown dye.