A wonderful article from Granny Moon’s Morning Feast…well worth reading!
Chamomile – Background Information And History:
Chamomile (aka Camomile) is one of the world’s most popular and widely recognized herbs. It comes from the family of plants known as Asteraceae or Compositae. The part of the plant typically used in herbalism are the flowers, which are sweetly aromatic and have a bright yellow center with white radiating petals closely resembling those of a daisy.
Originally, the word, Chamomile, was derived from the Greek, chamaimilon, or “earth apple.” In Russia, Chamomile is the national flower.   There are several species of Chamomile including German or Roman and others, which are unrelated botanically speaking, yet both contain a blue-colored oil containing the plant’s active constituents.  The plant is used mostly in herbal teas, medicine, perfume and condiments. It is indigenous to Europe and western Asia.  The FDA includes Chamomile…
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