Chamomile (September Herb of the Month)
Folk Names: Camomyle, Chamaimelon, Ground Apple, Heermannhen, Manzanilla, Maythen, Whig Plant
Gender: Feminine(Drew) Masculine(Cunningham) Planet: Venus(Drew) Sun(Cunningham) Element: Water(Both)
Astrological Primary: Libra, Taurus, Leo (Flower)
Astrological Secondary: Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio
Gods: Shango, Olocun
Powers: Money, Sleep, Love, Purification
Magical: Chamomile is used in calming and sleep incenses and brews. It is also used to attract money. It has been used to combat curses and spells. Chamomile is used to attract money, and a hand-wash of the infusion is sometimes used by gamblers to ensure winnings. It is used in sleep and meditation incenses, and the infusion is also added to the bath to attract love. It is also a purificatory and protective herb. When sprinkled around the property, it removes curses and spells cast against you.
Medicinal: Anodyne (mild), Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Nervine, Tonic. Calms and soothes the mind. Use in a warm water infusion, but do not allow the plant material to contact boiling water as the will destroy many of its relaxing properties. Also used to tread mild depression and insomnia. Acts as a mild diuretic. A warm water infusion is an excellent topical treatment for chapped skin.
Parts Used: Flowers, Herb, Oil