|Latin Name:||Chamaemellum nobile, Anthemis nobilis, Anthemus nobilis, Chamomilla nobilis|
|English Name:||Roman Chamomile, Double Chamomile, English Chamomile, Garden Chamomile, Ground apple, Low chamomile|
|French Name:||Camomille romaine, camomille noble, anthémis noble, anthémis odorante, camomille d'Anjou|
|Origin:||France, Canada, Hungary, Bulgaria|
History and Origin
Several types of chamomile exist, and they should not be confused. Roman chamomile is one of the medicinal plants for which the longest tradition is found in many cultures. It owes its name to the fact that the Romans cultivated it around the XVIth and XVIIth centuries.
Physicians used to prescribe it for numerous purposes, and they held it in high regard as a medicine. Of course, they prescribed higher concentrations than what we are today used to consuming for relaxation ("a couple flowers floating on an ocean of water").