Uses of Chamomile Oil – Part 2
Chamomile is prized for the sheer number of uses that it has. Find out just some of the ways you can employ its soothing, calming properties.
Chamomile’s properties have given it a place in folklore history since its discovery in ancient times.
- Egyptians revered chamomile and dedicated it to the Sun, as it cured fevers, yet it is also seen as a Moon herb, because of its cooling properties.
- In thee Victorian language of flowers, chamomile is for patience in adversity.
- In the tables of Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit was served chamomile tea by his mother to quieten him before bed.
- The proverb “like a chamomile bed, the more irritation is trod, the more it will spread” is taken to mean that people, like chamomile, thriver in adversity.
- In 19th Century England, schools were closed for “chamomile season”. Women and children of the villages would gather chamomile in exchange for a year’s rent on their cottages.