German chamomile, Wild Chamomile
Matricaria chamomilla syn. Matricaria recutita
BODEGOLD German Chamomile
Bodegold is an improved German Chamomile strain with high essential oil content (.9%), and high levels of the medicinal compounds bisabolol and chamazulene. White blossoms with yellow centers are sweet, and easy to pick.
To make an herbal tea: steep dried German chamomile flowers for 10-15 minutes, keep covered; use 2 teaspoons of dried flowers per cup. Scientific research indicates German Chamomile tea stimulates immune system's infection fighting cells. Tea also shows evidence of aiding digestion, soothing frayed nerves. A 2-foot tall, summer blooming annual. Packet is ¼ gram, about 1,200 seeds.
How to Plant German Chamomile Seeds
Sow German chamomile seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil, do not cover. Light aids germination, which occurs in 10-14 days when kept at 70°F. Can be direct sown into prepared seed beds in rows. Thin to groups of 3-4 seedlings, spaced 10-12 inches apart. Learn more about growing German chamomile from seed.
Growing chamomile: Full sun, tolerates poor soil. Usually self-sows.