Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 23.1, Herb Study: Anthemis Nobilis, Chamomile, Part 1

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Chamomile is a creeping perennial adaptable to any soils. It spreads rapidly and roots as it creeps and can be propagated in that manner. Thrives on being walked upon. Blooms June to fall. It is one of the nine sacred herbs of the Anglo-Saxons. Soluble in water and alcohol. Not to be mistaken for matricaria, as both are called chamomile. Likes to grow in a sunny position. Extract of the flower aids against nightmares. In former times, lawns were commonly made of chamomile, not grass. More medicinal and cosmetic uses. Insects are repelled by chamomile. (16:30)



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