Cup of chamomile tea with dry chamomile flowers

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Cup of chamomile tea with dry chamomile flowers

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Chamomile is a pretty herb that graces the herb garden with masses of small, daisy-like flowers throughout much of the growing season. Traditionally, many generations have appreciated chamomile for its curative qualities, and to this day, people rely on chamomile tea to calm frazzled nerves and relax at bedtime. But is chamomile edible, and if so, what parts of chamomile are edible? It’s wise to know the facts before eating chamomile plants. (Caution: Never eat any plant if you aren’t 100 percent sure!) Read on for the specifics of edible chamomile. Is Chamomile Edible? Yes, chamomile leaves and flowers are both perfectly safe to eat, with a couple of caveats. Be sure the herb hasn’t been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides. Use chamomile with care if you’re allergic to ragweed, as chamomile may trigger allergic reactions in some individuals. Eating Chamomile

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