Chamomile is the common name for daisy-like plants originating from the Asteraceae family. Originally found in Europe and Western Asia, Chamomile can now be found around the world. The word “chamomile” is derived from French and Latin from Greek χαμαίμηλον (khamaimēlon), meaning “earth apple.” This name may be because of the distinct apple smell of Chamomile. Used as an herbal remedy since the time of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, Chamomile has been in use since 500 BC.
Chamomile is mostly taken orally to help support insomnia, anxiety, as well as the digestive tract. It’s also used topically to support healthy skin conditions and to help support wound healing.
- May reduce anxiety
- May reduce insomnia
- May promote healthy skin
- May speed wound healing