I use Matricaria chamomilla, chamomilla recutita, or Matricaria recutita in herbal tinctures. Roman chamomile is also available, but it tastes different.

This quick and easy chamomile tincture is perfect to have on hand for both little ones and adults. Prep Time            Maceration Time     5 mins                              14 d

Equipment – 1 Quart-size mason jar – 4 oz Dropper bottles – Cheesecloth

Materials – 1 cup chamomile flowers – 3-4 cups vodka or rum at least 80 proof

Instructions – Pack the chamomile flowers into a clean quart-size glass jar.

-Fill the jar with vodka or rum (not rubbing alcohol or non-consumable alcohol!) and seal tightly. Use 190 proof alcohol for fresh chamomile. -Shake daily for 2-4 weeks. It's a potent tincture.

– After 2-4 weeks, remove from the cabinet, and pour through a cheesecloth or strainer. Store in a jar or in dropper bottles for easy use.

Storage: Store your chamomile tincture in a cool, dry place away from direct light and heat.