Video:Herb Garden: Chamomilewith Karen Oleson
The chamomile herb can looks different depending on the variety. It can be found wild or domestic, short or tall, and has distinct properties when used as tea. Learn more about chamomile in this About.com gardening video.See Transcript
Transcript:Herb Garden: Chamomile
Hi, I'm Karen Oleson for About.com. I'm the owner of Oleson Farms in Sandpoint, Idaho, and we're here today to talk about chamomile.
Domestic and Wild Chamomile
Chamomile is an herb that can be found, short, tall, wild and domestic. Here I'm holding in my hand the short version you can find in your driveway, I know in the Northwest. It's also known as Pineapple Weed, and you can use this in tea just like you would do with the domestic version which is known for relaxation.
Medicinally if you drink the tea it will calm you down, make you sleep. It's the opposite of the mint which will wake you up.
Characteristics of Chamomile
This version doesn't have the white petals. The domestic is much more attractive, it almost looks like a daisy. It has white petals around it, and it has that yellow center. You can get either the low chamomile that is really great in little "stepable" gardens. It's pretty tough, you can put around rocks. Or, you can get the taller version which will also look good in your herb garden or your flower garden.
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