Chamomile, Roman

Chamaemelum nobile

 

 

Herbal Folklore & Tradition

This herb has had a medical reputation in Europe and especially in the Mediterranean region for over 2000 years, and it is still in widespread use.  It was employed by the ancient Egyptians and the Moors, and it was one of the Saxons’ nine sacred herbs, which they called ‘maythen’.  It was also held to be the ‘plant’s physician’, since it promoted the health of plants nearby.  Chamomile has been used traditionally for the treatment of dyspepsia, nausea, anorexia, vomiting in pregnancy, dysmenorrhoea and specifically flatulent dyspepsia associated with mental stress.

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