Originally Posted by daisy
Place 15g Chamomile flowers in a 1-litre jar. Fill two thirds of the jar with boiling water. Add 3-5 drops of essential oil of Thyme. Cover and let cool for half an hour. Open the lid and inhale the fumes, taking a few deep breaths. Repeat as desired throughout the day.
Daisy, as a professional grower, I got into all sorts of herbs. In fact, at one time I had one of the largest selections of herbs in my greenhouse available in southern Illinois.
I have terrible allergies, that have gotten worse over the years due to such prolonged exposure. There is no way I could sniff the the fumes from that chamomile and thyme infusion without going into a wheezing fit.
But I can drink chamomile tea (I love it...makes me sleep like a baby), and use lots of thyme in my cooking. It's one of my favorite herbs.
So go figure. I think everyone is different. I know for sure I'm a little weird.