Chamomile or going by the Latin name, Matricaria recutita, is a very underrated remedy for sleep but it can work really, really well. The trick is to make it strong, short and sweet.
What do I mean by that?
Make it strong – 2 or 3 teabags per cup.
Make it short – Chamomile is a natural diuretic so make it a half cup size to save you getting up in the night!
Make it sweet – add at 1 to 2 heaped teaspoons of honey. Honey before bed also helps to keep the stress hormones down which can leaving you lying awake with a perfectly alert mind – just when you don’t want it!
If you are finding sleep difficult, repeat this process twice in the evening.
This is a beautiful picture of daisies but they are in the same family as chamomile – Composite family – and look quite similar.
www.botanicahealth.co.uk stocks a loose organic chamomile that smells absolutely incredible.