of the flower
Calming chamomile has been
utilized since the days of the pharaohs.
In The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Rabbit
made some chamomile tea for her unruly son, Peter,
and gave him "one tablespoon to be taken at bedtime."
Still considered a natural remedy for insomnia or
digestive distress, chamomile has a long, rich, illustrious
history, dating, at the very least, back to ancient
Egypt, where it was dedicated to the sun god, Ra.
Chamomile's popularity seems to have held its own
throughout the centuriesmillions of people continue
to enjoy this flowering herb today, most often as
a fragrant, delicious tea.
Chamomile has long been used as a beauty aid as well,
whether to create sunny blonde highlights or appease
sunburned or otherwise stressed skin. Wild chamomile,
also known as German chamomile (Chamomilla recutita
[matricaria]), found in DHC Eye
Make-up Remover,* provides gentle, calming benefitsmaking
skin feel soft, soothed, and nurtured. This helpful
cleanser is so delicate to the eyes, no rinsing is
necessary and no greasy residue remains. It's great
for contact lenswearers and for fixing makeup mishaps.
* Also found in DHC Make Off Sheet, DHC After Shave
Lotion [Men], DHC Mild Shampoo, DHC White Lotion,
and DHC Hair Treatment.
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not add a little magic to your garden with this lovely
herb? Chamomile makes a delightful, aromatic addition.
Try planting the Roman variety between stepping-stones
or along a garden path (as was often done in centuries
past). Not only is it tough enough to withstand a fair
amount of wear and tear, when it's lightly trodden upon
or brushed against, it leaves a lovely, lingering apple-like