PINEAPPLE WEED / WILD CHAMOMILE

Pineapple weed has the same herbal medicinal value as it’s herbal cousin. A tea made with the leaves, flowers, and stems, is relaxing for tension and stress. It is also useful for stomach upset.
Just like Chamomile, Pineapple weed can be drank for insomnia. and enjoy as a beverage, or to relieve nervous tension, stomach upset, and insomnia caused by stress.
When crushed,pineapple weed gives off the fresh scent of pineapple. You will notice that, unlike it’s cousin, it does not have white flower petals. The flower is simply the small green nodule at the end of the stem.
You may use pineapple weed fresh, or dry it for later use. All aerial parts are used to make the tea. Be sure to clean and dry thoroughly. To make a tea from the herb, take a large handful of pineapple weed, and put it into a pan. Cover it with about 1 cup water. Cover pot. Simmer, for 20 minutes on very low heat. Strain, and drink hot or chill and have as an ice tea. Add just a pinch of spearmint, for a minty, pineapple flavor.
Luckily, we have it growing here in our walkways, and use it all summer as a wonderfully tasty cold ice tea. We also dry some for year round use.
Cosmetically, pineapple weed can be used in treating skin sores. Make an infusion and gently apply with cotton ball. Pineapple weed can also makes a very effective bug repellent. Crush the entire plant, and rub onto you skin.
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Pineapple weed is in the same family as chamomile. When you pinch on of the flowers you will smell the sweet, light sent of pineapple.
It is similar to chamomile in many of its medicinal qualities but much milder.
It is a sedative herb that mainly acts on the digestive system.
It is good for relieving insomnia, nausea, motion sickness, vomiting during pregnancy colic in children.
It is used for stomachaches, flatulence, as a mild relaxant & for colds & menstrual problems.
Externally it can be used for itching & sores.
Pineapple weed is sometimes employed as a domestic remedy in the treatment of intestinal worms
It is used to treat fevers, upset stomachs, diarrhea & menstrual cramps.
It is very effective in soothing stomach contractions & helping to expel gas from the digestive tract.
Drink it after supper to help with digestion.
During labor it is good in helping to expel the afterbirth & bringing in mother’s milk.
Like Chamomile it is used to help reduce stress & anxiety because of it soothing qualities.
When applied externally as a wash, it acts to soothe skin & scalp sores.
The seeds of pineapple weed can be used as a disinfectant or dermatological aid to heal infected sores.
Additionally the plant tops can be used as an anti-hemorrhagic by individuals who are spitting up blood.
Topically it may be used crushed & rubbed on the skin as an insect repellent

A few drops of pineapple weed tincture will help relive a baby’s colic.
A warm cup of tea with calm the nerves & sooth an upset stomach.
A cool tea can be used as an eye rinse for pink eye.
As a treatment for diarrhea, the whole plant can be used to make the decoction.
Make a weak tea for children with colds, colic & for teething.
Pineapple weed has the same herbal medicinal value as it’s herbal cousin. A tea made with the leaves, flowers, and stems, is relaxing for tension and stress. It is also useful for stomach upset.
Just like Chamomile, Pineapple weed can be drank for insomnia. and enjoy as a beverage, or to relieve nervous tension, stomach upset, and insomnia caused by stress.
When crushed,pineapple weed gives off the fresh scent of pineapple. You will notice that, unlike it’s cousin, it does not have white flower petals. The flower is simply the small green nodule at the end of the stem.
You may use pineapple weed fresh, or dry it for later use. All aerial parts are used to make the tea. Be sure to clean and dry thoroughly. To make a tea from the herb, take a large handful of pineapple weed, and put it into a pan. Cover it with about 1 cup water. Cover pot. Simmer, for 20 minutes on very low heat. Strain, and drink hot or chill and have as an ice tea. Add just a pinch of spearmint, for a minty, pineapple flavor.
Luckily, we have it growing here in our walkways, and use it all summer as a wonderfully tasty cold ice tea. We also dry some for year round use.
Cosmetically, pineapple weed can be used in treating skin sores. Make an infusion and gently apply with cotton ball. Pineapple weed can also makes a very effective bug repellent. Crush the entire plant, and rub onto you skin.
- See more at: http://www.cloverleaffarmblog.com/pineapple-weed-aka-wild-chamomile/2011/03/#sthash.UNNYDOXI.dpuf
Pineapple weed flowers can be crushed & made into tea which acts as a sedative helping individuals suffering from insomnia & anxiety.
Pineapple weed tea can be used as an analgesic taken for stomach pains & relief from gas or bloating.

Pineapple weed has the same herbal medicinal value as it’s herbal cousin. A tea made with the leaves, flowers, and stems, is relaxing for tension and stress. It is also useful for stomach upset.
Just like Chamomile, Pineapple weed can be drank for insomnia. and enjoy as a beverage, or to relieve nervous tension, stomach upset, and insomnia caused by stress.
When crushed,pineapple weed gives off the fresh scent of pineapple. You will notice that, unlike it’s cousin, it does not have white flower petals. The flower is simply the small green nodule at the end of the stem.
You may use pineapple weed fresh, or dry it for later use. All aerial parts are used to make the tea. Be sure to clean and dry thoroughly. To make a tea from the herb, take a large handful of pineapple weed, and put it into a pan. Cover it with about 1 cup water. Cover pot. Simmer, for 20 minutes on very low heat. Strain, and drink hot or chill and have as an ice tea. Add just a pinch of spearmint, for a minty, pineapple flavor.
Luckily, we have it growing here in our walkways, and use it all summer as a wonderfully tasty cold ice tea. We also dry some for year round use.
Cosmetically, pineapple weed can be used in treating skin sores. Make an infusion and gently apply with cotton ball. Pineapple weed can also makes a very effective bug repellent. Crush the entire plant, and rub onto you skin.
- See more at: http://www.cloverleaffarmblog.com/pineapple-weed-aka-wild-chamomile/2011/03/#sthash.UNNYDOXI.dpuf
Pineapple weed has the same herbal medicinal value as it’s herbal cousin. A tea made with the leaves, flowers, and stems, is relaxing for tension and stress. It is also useful for stomach upset.
Just like Chamomile, Pineapple weed can be drank for insomnia. and enjoy as a beverage, or to relieve nervous tension, stomach upset, and insomnia caused by stress.
When crushed,pineapple weed gives off the fresh scent of pineapple. You will notice that, unlike it’s cousin, it does not have white flower petals. The flower is simply the small green nodule at the end of the stem.
You may use pineapple weed fresh, or dry it for later use. All aerial parts are used to make the tea. Be sure to clean and dry thoroughly. To make a tea from the herb, take a large handful of pineapple weed, and put it into a pan. Cover it with about 1 cup water. Cover pot. Simmer, for 20 minutes on very low heat. Strain, and drink hot or chill and have as an ice tea. Add just a pinch of spearmint, for a minty, pineapple flavor.
Luckily, we have it growing here in our walkways, and use it all summer as a wonderfully tasty cold ice tea. We also dry some for year round use.
Cosmetically, pineapple weed can be used in treating skin sores. Make an infusion and gently apply with cotton ball. Pineapple weed can also makes a very effective bug repellent. Crush the entire plant, and rub onto you skin.
- See more at: http://www.cloverleaffarmblog.com/pineapple-weed-aka-wild-chamomile/2011/03/#sthash.UNNYDOXI.dpuf
PRECAUTIONS:

Excessive use of pineapple weed & chamomile is not suggested during pregnancy & while nursing.
Some people who have sensitivities or allergies to other members of the aster family or ragweeds may react to pineapple weed.
If you have seasonal allergies beware of pineapple weed, it tend to causes a reaction.

RECIPES:

The flowers have an agreeable fruity taste before they are fully ripe & have been added to salads, as well as being used, either fresh or dried, as an infusion.
The little bead like heads makes a nice trail snack.
You can add it to your muffins & bread dough. It will give your baking a mild, but sweet
pineapple flavor.

Tea:

Use the flower heads adding 1 tsp to a cup of boiling water & allowing to seep for 10 minutes.
Sweeten to taste.
For digestive problems drink the infusion after meals. Make a stronger infusion as a mouth wash.

Infused Chamomile Oil:

30 g fresh flowers
1 cup olive oil
Place in a glass jar & leave on a sunny windowsill for 4 days.
Strain & use for massage, bathing etc.

BEAUTY:

When used as a hair rinse, it has an astringent effect for oily hair.

Taking a bath with it is the same as drinking a cup of pineapple weed tea. The scent is heavenly. Calming & soothing.
Mix with rose petal for a moisturizing bath & dogwood or yarrow for a slightly drying bath.
The same applies for facials.

MAGIC:

It can be burned or added to prosperity bags to increase money.





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