German Chamomile Seeds. German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is an annual herb, and it grows in a bushy shrub up to 3 feet tall. It should not be confused with Roman Chamomile, which is perennial.
German Chamomile Uses
- In foods and beverages, German chamomile is used as flavoring.
- In manufacturing, German chamomile is used in cosmetics, soaps, and mouthwashes.
German Chamomile Medicinal Benefits
Historically, it has been used to treat many conditions, including:
- Chest colds
- Sore throats
- Gum inflammation (gingivitis)
- Minor first-degree burns
- Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis)
- Stomach ulcers
- Children’s conditions such as chickenpox, diaper rash, and colic
Growing German Chamomile
- Sow German Chamomile Seeds in late spring or early summer to avoid frost.
- Sprinkle the seeds across the top of the soil and cover very lightly with soil.
- The seeds need light to germinate.
- Water thoroughly until the soil is moist.
- Seeds need plenty of water to germinate, so mist the area daily.
- You need to be patient with chamomile because it takes 14-21 days to germinate.
- Like Roman chamomile, German chamomile prefers not too rich, organic soil.
- It does best with neutral pH (between 5.6 and 7.5).
- Regular water will keep the plants in bloom longer, but chamomile plants are very drought tolerant, once established.
- In extremely hot climates, chamomile will appreciate being kept watered and getting some afternoon shade.
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.