Chamomile

Chamomile is a well-known herb. Its genus includes more than 70 species. It is widespread throughout Europe and North Asia, in cultivated fields, gardens and slopes, in temperate climates. In common chamomile, the flowers are divided into inflorescences-heads that resemble those of daisies. Its name means apple that is down to the ground (hamster – apple).

It is a herbaceous plant and lives one year. From the plant chamomile, the flower heads are used for herbal healing purposes, fresh or dried.

Chamomile has been used since antiquity. Its effect on the digestive system has been known since the 1st-century AD. The Greeks, the Romans and the Egyptians used it as a medicine. The Egyptians had also dedicated it to God Helios, who was a doctor of the infectious diseases. It is probably the same plant as the Galenus’ Chamemilon and one of Dioskouridis’ nests.

Chamomile tea has anticonvulsant and disinfecting properties acts against the common cold while relaxing by reducing stress.