Chamomile is an ancient medicinal herb that now enjoys wide usage, especially in Europe and the United States, as a refreshing tea. It finds its origins in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome and grew in popularity throughout the Middle Ages. As a popular remedy in the past for inflammation, nausea, and numerous other medical issues, it may be thought of as the European counterpart to the Chinese tonic Ginseng.
Chamomile has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, stomach ailments, and as an anti-inflammatory. Recent research into this herb has identified chamomiles specific anti-inflammatory,anti-bacterial, muscle relaxant, antispasmodic, anti-allergenic and sedative properties, validating its long-held reputation.