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Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

In Greece, chamomile is one of the two most common herbs that are consumed as beverage. A common misconception is that chamomile in Greece is usually called “tea”, even though it has nothing to do with Camellia sinensis (the actual plant of tea).

Although, chamomile is a common beverage herb, it is a real gift from nature, due to its numerous properties. In Greek tradition chamomile is used as multidrug or panacea. Traditionally it was consumed as a beverage, but in modern society chamomile has many uses. It can be used as antiseptic, as drug or even at cosmetics. It is very common to see modern cosmetic products to have as their main compound chamomile.

Chamomile is not used in cooking, except from some really special recipes.

Health Benefits of Chamomile

Learn AboutChamomileBenefits Health Benefits Spasms and cramps are common complaints and even those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) will benefit from chamomile tea. It has potent anti-spasm effects and alleviates stomachcramps and discomfort. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry noted several therapeutic benefits of drinking chamomile tea. Chamomile tea boosts levels of [...]

Mythology – Chamomile

Learn AboutChamomileMythology Chamomile is a well-known therapeutic plant, probably the most popular. Since ancient times it is known that the Germans had devoted to the god Balntour. The chamomile, which is collected on the day of John the Baptist, celebration of the god Balntour deemed to have particularly healing powers. The ancient Egyptians believed chamomile [...]

Side Effects of Chamomile

Learn AboutChamomileSide Effects Roman chamomile seems safe for most people when taken by mouth as medicine and in foods. In large amounts, it can cause vomiting. It can also cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to ragweed, marigolds, daisies or similar herbs. The essential oil of Roman chamomile also seems to be safe when [...]

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