Chamomile is one of the most ancient and versatile medicinal herbs known to mankind, having been used medicinally for around 5,000 years. Chamomile’s use was noted in hieroglyphic records, in addition to an ancient Anglo-Saxon manuscript, and was commonly used by ancient Greek physicians. Throughout the ages chamomile has been used by physicians and herbalists for fevers and women’s conditions, in fact the botanical name of the German variety, Matricaria, is derived from the Latin word for womb. At present, chamomile is used as an herbal remedy for insomnia, stress and anxiety, and treating cold and flu symptoms, as well as improving immunity during the sickness.
Our award-winning limited edition organic chamomile is handpicked from the serene and pure Windy Hollow Farm by the Griesbaum family in Auchterarder, Scotland, during the summer months. The water used to cultivate our chamomile is sourced from Windy Hollow Farm’s spring. Compared to standard chamomile, our chamomile is noticeably different in smell, colour and taste, without the expected intense bitterness. This is due to the variety being English chamomile (Chamaemelum Nobile), purer growing conditions, the method of drying and each flower being handpicked at just the right time. It has a grassy aroma and taste, with floral and delicately sweet closing notes.
Chamomile tisane may be drunk hot or ice cold, and may be used in cocktails and recipes.