EGYPTIAN CHAMOMILE - CULTIVATION & INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING

M.S. Aly, M.S. Hussien
Chamomile is one of the oldest garden herbs, whose reputation as a medicinal plant shows little signs of abatement. Considered a universal remedy by the ancient Egyptian, chamomile continues to be used today to battle illness, promote calm and relieve anxiety at bedtime. As a tisane (herbal tea), it is naturally caffeine-free. The finest varieties of chamomile, of which our tea is a great example, continue to come from Egypt. If you have yet to try it, you will be pleasantly surprised by its superior flavor. Chamomile is one of the most important medicinal and aromatic plants cultivated in Egypt. In Egypt many of the big farmers have been switching to the cultivation of chamomile plants especially in Menia, Fayoum, Benisuef and Assuit governorates. The net return (L.E.) for chamomile is 2095 L.E./feddan (hectare = 2.34 feddan) yearly. Chemical composition of chamomile and the effect of some agricultural practices under Egyptian conditions were discussed. A relaxing honey-sweet infusion made from the flower heads of the highest grade Egypt grown chamomile. Industrial processing in Egypt will be discussed too.
Aly, M.S. and Hussien, M.S. (2007). EGYPTIAN CHAMOMILE - CULTIVATION & INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING. Acta Hortic. 749, 81-91
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2007.749.6
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2007.749.6
agriculture practices, Egyptian conditions, cultivation, composition, tisane
English

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