Chamomile (Matricaria recuita)

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.



  • Chamomile is one of the most widely used alternative therapies for promoting sleep and treating insomnia. Chamomile contains antioxidants that may promote sleepiness.
  • Its anti-inflammatory properties prevent damage to the cells of your pancreas, which occurs when your blood sugar levels are chronically elevated.
  • Chamomile tea is abundant in flavones, a class of antioxidants. Flavones have been studied for their potential to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which are important markers of your heart disease risk.