Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
How to dry chamomile
Harvesting chamomile occurs 3 or 4 months after planting. The flowers are harvested as they are completely open. The older flowers, which are sparse and face down, have less taste and aroma. The flowers harvested must be dried to be stored. Collect the flowers (with no stems) and leave them for several days in a dry, well-ventilated place, so they can completely dry.
Chamomile flowers are used for their medicinal properties and also in teas.
Flowers and their oils are also used in the production of some alcoholic beverages (liqueurs, wines and beers), sweets (gums, chewing gum, ice cream, etc.) and various hygiene and beauty products.