Latin Name: Anthemis nobilis
Planetary Ruler: The Sun
Chamomile is scared to the Celtic Deities: Midhir, Aengus Og, Lugh, and Aine. When working with the plant, Midhir was called on for prosperity, Aengus Og for love, Lugh for sleep, and Aine for purification and protection. It is also used in spells for good fortune, love, peaceful sleep, and purification. It is also often used in sleep and meditation incense.
It is used for anti-inflammatory for the skin , an anti-infective for colds, and anti-spasmodic for problems with the stomach and indigestion.
It is often brewed into a tea or taken in capsule form to relieve menstrual pain, stomach and intestinal ailments (cramps, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea). It is used to treat colds, fevers, nasal congestion, headaches, sleep problems, anxiety, and stress. It can also be used to treat children with colic and the pain of teething.
The flowers can be made into a paste or ointment that can then be used to treat burns, ulcers, rashes, and infections. To make this ointment, combine the ground flowers with warm water and oatmeal to reach the desire consistency then apply to the problem area. The flowers can also be placed in cheese cloth and put into a hot both to relieve pain caused by hemorrhoids and cystitis.
Chamomile essential oil can be used to help eczema and neuralgia.
You can also inhale the steam from chamomile tea to help with asthma, hay fever, and sinusitis.