Chamomile tea benefits have been recognized for centuries. Chamomile looks similar to a daisy with its white petals and yellow disc florets. The flowers have a strong aroma and bloom in the early to mid summer months. It’s found in populated ares of Europe, Asia, North America and Australia near roads, landfills or in cultivated fields as a weed. It has other names including: Wild Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile and Pineapple Weed.

The word chamomile is derived from Greek origin, meaning “earth-apple on the ground”. It is so called due to the sweet, apple-like, scent of the plant. Chamomile tea has a golden color and delicious, fruity, flavor.

There are two plants which fall under the chamomile name: Matricaria recutita, (German chamomile) and Chamaemelum nobile, (Roman chamomile). German chamomile is an annual plant while Roman chamomile is a perennial. Both come from different species of chamomile plants but they’re very similar in appearance and are used interchangeably to treat similar conditions.

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