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Friday, October 3, 2014

CHAMOMILE KISS


LOVE POEM &
CHAMOMILE - FOLK'S   MED.

 
CHAMOMILE TEA, CHAMOMILE TEA,
NOW WITH HONEY, NOW WITH LEMON,
I PREPARE FOR YOU AND ME.

WE WILL SIP THE  TEA,
BY THE CHERRY TREE...
SWEETEST HONEY, 
YELLOW, SUNNY...

AND THE VERY LOVELIEST DAY...
SO, MY SWEETHEART, WHAT YOU SAY?
THEN A KISS, ONE OR TWO,
I AM LONGING STILL FOR YOU...
YOUR DREAMY EYES
I WANT TO SEE...
MY HEART THEN DIES...
MAYBE  WITH ME..
THE THOUGHT YOU'LL SHARE,
HOW MUCH YOU CARE!

SPRING "ARCI" ARCIMBOLDI


                        chamomile picture

CAMOMILE,  CHAMOMILE N.
AN AROMATIC, CREEPING PLANT WHOSE FLOWERS ARE USED MEDICINALLY
WEBSTER DICTIONARY


ALONG WITH SOCIAL ISSUES, SOME POETRY, 
OR SIMPLE FUN WE ARE GOING TO BE DISCUSSING 
A MOST ESSENTIAL, USEFUL HOME REMEDIES, SOLUTIONS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE, TIPS FOR KITCHEN, GARDEN , BETTER HEALTH, EASIER LIFE, LESS PROBLEMS.
IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT YOU'LL LIKE
TO TALK ABOUT, PLEASE LET US KNOW.
NOW, CHAMOMILE BELONGS IN YOUR KITCHEN 
AND IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET ALONG WITH
ASPIRIN, VINEGAR, LEMON ... 

 CHAMOMILE:

PLANT - FOR CENTURIES -VERY MUCH LOVED 
BY FOLKS AND COUNTRY MEDICINE.

OFTEN IS USED AS MEDICINAL HOME REMEDY  AND BY HERBALISTS.


CHAMOMILE  
GENERAL
IS WILD EDIBLE HERB, WITH SMALL DAISY LIKE FLOWERS.
MATRICARIA CHAMOMILA ( SYNOMYM  -  MATRICARIA RECUTITA ) IS THE ONE
COMMONLY CALLED CHAMOMILE. WILD CHAMOMILE ORSCENTED MAYWEED
IS ANNUAL FROM ASTERACEAE FAMILY. CHAMAZULENE - CHAMOMILE BLUE, 
IS PURIFIED ESSENTIAL OIL, OBTAINED, NOT FROM PLANT ITSELF, BUT RATHER BY STEAM DISTILLATION. 
 THERE ARE MANY SPECIES. BUT MOST COMMON IS 
GERMAN  - MATRICIA RECUTITA
AND          
ROMAN TYPE - CHARMAEMELUM NOBILE. 
IN GARDEN
PLANT  IS PERENNIAL, OFTEN SAW FROM SEEDS DIRECTLY. IN GARDEN - BENEFICIAL TO NEIGHBORING PLANTS. HOT MIXTURE -  SPEED UP COMPOSTING.  BLOOMS MID SUMMER, SANDY TO REGULAR SOIL, MILD , SUNNY WEATHER, NOT TOO HOT. STRONGLY AROMATIC. GROWS EVERYWHERE ; FIELDS,  LANDFILLS , BY THE ROAD.

BECAUSE OF  SLIGHT APPLE LIKE FRAGRANCE, GREEKS CALLED IT 'APPLE OF THE EARTH'.  THE WORD CHAMOMILE ORIGINATES FROM GREEK.  KNOW IN ANCIENT EGYPT. VERY POPULAR IN EUROPE, WHERE MOST COMMONLY IS USED 
GERMAN TYPE.

COMMONLY DRY OR FRESH LEAVES ARE BEING USED, AND THE YELLOW CENTERS OF THE FLOWERS.
USAGE


        1. INTERNALLY -  AS RELAXING TEAS  (TISANE - INFUSION ) MOST OFTEN FLAVORED WITH HONEY AND LEMON TO TASTE, (ENGLISH TEA). 
FOR TEA  - 2-3 tsp FRESHLY MINCED OR 1 tsp DRIED - IN A CUP O BOILING WATER. 
LET IT SIP FOR 15 min., COVERED TO PROTECT VOLATILE OILS FROM ESCAPING,
AND 20 min. IS OFTEN RECOMMENDED TO  EXTRACT THE BITTERS.  
                                      -PILLS, ( LIKE IN SLEEP HELP, IN NUTRITION, AND OTHER HEALTH FOOD REMEDIES )   

        

         2.  EXTERNALLY -  TINCTURES, INFUSION, LIQUID EXTRACT, COMPRESS, MOUTHWASH, GARGLE,  WHOLE BODY WASH, STEAM BATH, SITZ BATH, DOUCHE, IN MUSLIM BAGS, OINTMENTS, BODY CREAMS AND OTHER COSMETICS - JUST TO MENTION SOME. 


IN BABY OIL (GOOD  REMEDY FOR  DIAPER RASH) ALL GENERAL USE DUE TO IT'S
UNUSUAL  GENTLENESS AND EFFECTIVENESS , SUCH AS IN BURNS, SKIN IRRITATION, ABRASIONS, CUTS, SCRAPES, AS THE 1ST AID, OR IN SKIN REGENERATION OR ECZEMA.
 BECAUSE OF IT ANTIBACTERIAL, ANTI INFLAMMATORY AND ANTISEPTIC  PROPERTIES GOOD  FOR WHOLE BODY WASH, OR DIRECTLY IN BATH TUB FOR DEEP RELAXING BATH. FOR CENTURIES WAS USED BY WOMEN FOR INTIMATE WASH TO TREAT YEAST INFECTIONS,  CRAMPS, OR TO HELP REGULATE MENSTRUAL CYCLE ( HOWEVER, VERY GOOD WAY TO REGULATE MENSTRUAL CYCLE, IS TO HAVE CURTAINS A LITTLE OPEN WHEN SLEEPING, BECAUSE THERE IS CONNECTION BETWEEN WOMAN CYCLE AND MOON LIGHT. IF THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE, THEN NIGHT LIGHT COULD BE A SUBSTITUTE ).   
EYE WASH ( TO REDUCE EYE STRAIN, IRRITATION REDNESS, PUFFINESS, CIRCLE UNDER THE EYES.
- COTTON SWABS DIPPED IN TEA, APPLIED FOR 15 min.). PRINCIPLE,  - FOR SWELLING, OR TO CLOSE PORES USE COLD.  TO SOFTEN THE SKIN,  TO RELAX THE MUSCLE OR TO OPEN THE PORES ( Ii.e. BEFORE APPLYING FACIAL ) USE QUITE HOT. 
CHAMOMILE STEAM,  VAPORS IS BEING USED IN CASE OF ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, COLDS AND FLUE. TEAS ARE EXCELLENT  TEA REMEDIES WHEN ONE IS STRESSED OUT.
DEPRESSIONS, ANXIETY, OR BEFORE GOING TO BED FOR A RESTFUL NIGHT (HELPS WITH INSOMNIA ).  IN CASE OF YOUNG ONE TO HELP WITH ADD - ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
IN SITUATION OF MILD RASHES, INSECTS, BITES, TO LIGHTEN SKIN OR TO FIGHT-
PREVENT ACNE  AND CLEAR COMPLECTION  ( WITHOUT  DRYING OUT SKIN LIKE ALCOHOL ), TO RELAX, SOFTEN SKIN,
AS A MOUTHWASH HELPS WITH MUCOSITIS, THAT IS FIGHT CERTAIN TYPE OF MITES,  FOOD BORNE BACTERIA .
IT IS MILD LAXATIVE, GOOD FOR SORE STOMACH OR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME.
 HAIR CONDITIONER, ESPECIALLY GOOD TO GIVE LOVELY HIGHLIGHTS TO BLOND  OR LIGHT COLOR HAIRS.
PRESENTLY, CHAMOMILE IS ALMOST ALWAYS, CONSISTENTLY USED WITH
HOLISTIC HEALING, IN AROMATHERAPY, ALONG WITH THE CANDLES, MEDITATION, EXERCISE, BATH AND POSITIVE APPROACH TO LIFE. 

OFTEN USED IN CRAFTS ( EXAMPLE; POTPOURRI, PILLOW BAGS, )
COMMERCIALLY, CHAMOMILE IS VERY POPULAR AS COSMETIC ( LIKE CREAMS, SHAMPOOS,  OINTMENTS), TOBACCO. 
THE IMAGE, MOTIF  HAS VERY BEAUTIFUL FRESH, CLEAN LOOK. IT IS COMMONLY LOVED ON DINER WARE, CERAMICS, KITCHEN - COUNTRY STYLE ACCESSORIES. 

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES;
ARE NUMEROUS, BUT SOME ARE ANTISEPTIC, ANTIBACTERIAL,SEDATIVE, HEPATIC,CARMIRIATIVE,  ANODYNE, ANALGESIC,

IN ANIMAL TEST (2006, AS REPORTED IN MEDICAL LITERATURE)
SUGGESTED ANTIMICROBIAL, ANTIOXIDANT,ANTISPASMODIC,  
ANTIMUTAGENIC ( LOWERING CHOLESTEROL ) POSSIBLE HELP WITH DIABETIC,
HELP TO SPEED UP HEALING OF THE WOUNDS, ANXLOLYLIC, ANTIPLATEKT,
AND ANTICANCER,

          


SOME NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS;

RAGWEED ALLERGIES, DRUG INTERACTION LIKE WITH BLOOD THINNERS.
VERY, VERY RARE BUT - VOMITING,  NAUSEA  ( HOWEVER, TAKEN WITH GINGER,
ALLEGEDLY MINIMIZE THAT PROBLEM ) .

THAT'S ALL FOR A MOMENT. BUT IF YOU HAVE SOME QUESTIONS, SUBJECTS FOR
DISCUSSIONS THAT YOU WOULD PREFER TO KEEP PRIVATE, THAN, PLEASE 
WRITE TO ME AT galecrest@gmail.com,  ATTENTION ED LORENS.
I DO EXPERIENCE SOME PROBLEM WITH MY EMAIL, BUT I STILL WOULD LOVE
TO HEAR FROM YOU. AND OF COURSE, IT WOULD BE LOVELY IF YOU
SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW.  IT'S FREE. BUT, WHATEVER IS YOUR DECISION, YOU'RE MOST WELCOME. THANK YOU.
ED LORENS
edlorens.blogspot.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matricaria_chamomilla

http://www.anniesremedy.com/herb_detail13.php



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