Chamomile is an herb that comes from the daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family. It has been consumed for centuries as a natural remedy for several health conditions. Chamomile has properties that aid sleep and digestion, as well. Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita) is a flowering plant in the daisy (Asteraceae) family. Native to Europe and Western Asia. The herb smells slightly like an apple, which may explain its name—chamomile is Greek for Earth apple.
There are two different chamomile plants: German chamomile and Roman chamomile. German chamomile is considered the more potent variety and the most widely used for medicinal purposes.