Annual herb used in one the of worlds most popular herbal teas; it is known for its use against gastrointestnal problems and also used to treat irritations of the skin. The plant has been found to contain fairly strong antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory constituents and is particularly effective in treating stomach and intestinal cramps. Easy to grow - sow late fall or early spring in rich or poor soils to harvest in mid-summer. Seeds are very small so press well into weed-free soil. In 6-10 weeks after germination, chamomile plants will generally be in full bloom and continue to produce new blooms right up until frost covers the area. These blooms are harvested throughout the growing season for healing and relaxing teas, or to be used for skin and hair care.