Chamomile, or Camomile, is the common name for various daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae. The dried chamomile flower is an age-old medicinal drug known in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Chamomile population grew throughout the middle-ages when people turned to it as a remedy for countless medical grievances including asthma, colic fevers, inflammations, nausea, nervous complaints, children’s ailments, skin disease, and cancer.
Two of the species, Maticaria recutita, and Anthemis nobilis are commonly used to make herbal infusions for traditional medicine. For therapeutic reasons chamomile has been used in teas for centuries. Aiding as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, and anti-inflammatory to name a few.
Even cooled chamomile tea can be used in a compress to help soothe tired, irritated eyes, heal mouth sores, and prevent gum disease. Chamomile’s believed ability to relax the muscles of the uterus, helps ease the discomfort of menstrual cramping.