The Latin name for Camomile, chamomilla, comes from the ancient Greek words: hamo (χάμω)– onthe ground and milon (μῆλον) – sheep and apple
The name originates from a comparison between white sheep in a meadow and small apples lying on the ground.
Modern medicine confirms the traditional medicinal properties of camomile. The main active ingredient of essential oils present in camomile flowers are azulenes which have antallergic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Camomile has a calming effect on the nervous system and is very beneficial for the digestive tract.
Camomile tea may be used during a cold. Camomile infusion is used to treat upper respiratory, mouth and throat infections.
Camomile is used externally to treat eye infection and conjunctivitis.
Camomile should not be consumed during pregnancy.
Long-term consumption of camomile may lead to allergies.