Aromatic plants

Chamomile

How to grow chamomile

Cultivating chamomile is not only easy but also useful, given that the medicinal plant has multiple healing properties, from protective ones for our stomach, to spasmolytic ones for different types of pain, which are known to everyone. The delicate white flowers have a not intense but persistent perfume and its very simple cultivation enriches the borders of the flower beds and gardens of many houses, but also the balconies. The favorite soil of chamomile is normal soil, since it grows with enormous ease almost everywhere, it even adapts to calcareous soils, what it fears instead is water stagnation because it risks rotting, if cultivated in the meadow, and also fears a lot humidity and frequent rains during the flowering period, when the plant is still very delicate.

How to take care of chamomile tea


If we decide to grow chamomile in the flowerbed in addition to choosing a land well exposed to the sun, but sheltered from the wind, we need to do little else. The sowing is carried out annually by broadcasting by covering with soil, the seeds are obtained from the seedlings of the previous year, making the flower heads dry. The Roman chamomile, on the other hand, is reproduced by cuttings of tufts; it is necessary to choose parts of the base of the plants, preferably with roots, and then put them in jars. The cuttings can then be replanted from October to spring, paying close attention to those transplanted first, because they are more delicate, but later they need little care, they will take root easily given the milder climate, and will only need to be cleaned of herbs. weeds. To have a better result it is good to remember that chamomile requires regular watering through infiltration irrigation and fears stagnation. If you grow it in pots, you have to pay attention to stagnation in the saucer.

Fertilize chamomile


Among the treatments offered to plants, one of the most important is fertilizing. The times and the quality are sometimes basic for an optimal success of the cultivation. Chamomile proves to be a plant of little need also in this field, since to obtain good results, the fertilization carried out during the transplant phase for the Roman type or in the biennial cultivation, which is carried out when the plants are planted after a period spent in a vase. If you grow chamomile in pots, choose a large and rectangular type, spacing the plants, otherwise sow it in the home, leaving a distance of about 40 cm between the rows. It will then have to wait a couple of weeks before it begins to germinate. The chamomile harvest is scalar, to do this the best method is to sow it at different times in order to benefit from it as long as possible. It is also good not to dig the soil deeply, but only move its superficial layer.

Chamomile: Advantages and benefits of chamomile


A plant so simple to grow offers a series of truly surprising properties, if you consider that it often arises spontaneously and has remarkable soothing qualities. Its benefits derive from azulene, the substance that also gives chamomile its particular scent, but there are also other substances such as salicylic acid, oleic acid and stearic acid. Its calming abilities on neuralgic pains are given by the substances normally present in the essential oil, alpha-bisabolol, and other azulene compounds, such as guaiazulene and chamazulene. Some precautions to be taken towards the plant to have the best possible yield are to absolutely avoid stagnation and an excessively high temperature,

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