Herb of the Week: German Chamomile

German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is one of the gentlest, yet surprisingly effective, herbal remedies available.  This beneficial herb is especially suited to ease many troubles commonly found associated with new mothers and their babies.  It will help to relax and promote a feeling of calm within the new mother while easing conditions such as teething, colic, and wining so often encountered with little ones.  This is a great anti-inflammatory herb, used to reduce heat and fevers, soothing inflamed mucous membranes, reducing constricted liver chi, while also reducing irritation and tension throughout the body.