Chamomile Companion Plants: What To Plant With Chamomile?
The following are some of the best chamomile companion plants. They have been tested and proven to work well together in your garden or patio. Some of them may seem similar but they all have their own unique qualities which make them suitable companions for each other.
Lavender is one of the most popular herbs used in herbal medicine. Lavender has long been known to relieve pain and promote relaxation. It helps heal wounds, treat colds and flu, ease menstrual cramps, reduce inflammation of the skin and improve circulation.
Lavender is also helpful for eczema sufferers because it soothes irritated skin and reduces itching.
You can grow lavender in containers such as hanging baskets, planters or hanging baskets. You can also grow lavender in a pot with peat moss or vermiculite. If you want to use lavender outside, then you need to keep it away from strong sunlight and protect it from frost.
Lavender flowers are small and fragrant, so they do not attract many visitors unless grown near a window where they get plenty of light.
Chamomile is another popular herb used in many herbal medicines. It has a fruity, apple-like scent and a bitter, lemon-like taste. Chamomile has been used as an herbal medicine for at least 2,000 years.
Today it is commonly used to treat anxiety, restlessness and insomnia. It is also used to relieve pain caused by inflammation and muscle spasms. It may also be used to promote healing of wounds.
You can plant chamomile in a flower garden, herb garden, or in pots on your patio or windowsill. It prefers dry, well-drained soil and does not like overly wet or humid conditions. You can also grow chamomile in pots or containers filled with potting soil or organic compost mixed with sand and perlite.
Lemon balm is another popular herb used in herbal medicine. The lemon-scented leaves are used to make a tea that helps soothe stress and promote restful sleep. It may also be used to relieve minor pains such as headaches, muscle aches and menstrual cramps.
Some people also use it to treat cold sores.
You can plant lemon balm in your flower garden or in pots. It prefers moist soil, so you will need to water it regularly. You can also grow it in a pot filled with potting soil mixed with sand and perlite.
Be sure not to overwater the plant or it will rot.
Yarrow is another popular herb used in herbal medicine. The leaves and stems of this plant have a strong, bitter taste and a faint odor. Yarrow is used to stop bleeding of wounds and reduce inflammation.
It is often used in salves, oils and baths to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, sores, boils and infected wounds.
Yarrow is drought tolerant and does not require much water. You can plant it in your flower garden or dry areas of your yard. It does not attract many insects or wildlife, so it is not as attractive to pests as some other herbs.
Rosemary is another popular herb used in herbal medicine. The leaves have a piney, minty taste and emit a strong, fresh aroma. The oil from rosemary leaves may be used to treat arthritis, muscle spasms, joint pain, liver problems and headaches.
Rosemary grows best in sandy, well-drained soil. You can grow it in your flower garden or even in pots on your patio or windowsill. It prefers full sun, but will tolerate some shade.
It also requires regular watering.
Sage is another popular herb used in herbal medicine. The gray-green leaves have a strong, camphor taste and a powerful, herbaceous aroma. Sage is often used to make a tea that treats sore throats, colds, coughs, stomachaches and headaches.
It can also be used as a diuretic to increase urine flow and to treat kidney infections.
You can plant sage in your flower garden or dry areas of your yard. It grows best in sandy, well-drained soil. It cannot tolerate overly wet soil or standing water.
It requires little maintenance and does not require much water.
Elder flower is another popular herb used in herbal medicine. The flowers have a weak, unpleasant taste and a faint, spicy aroma. Elder flowers may be used to make a tea that helps treat colds, fever, indigestion, headaches and menstrual cramps.
You can plant elder in wet areas of your yard or garden or in pots. It prefers moist soil and requires regular watering. It can grow in full sun or partial shade.
It does not require much maintenance and does not attract many pests.
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