English or Roman chamomile, a perennial native to Western Europe, northwards to Northern Ireland, is a low-growing herb with a creeping rhizome reaching a foot in height. The flower heads are about an inch across and sparse compared with German chamomile (a.k.a. chamomile blue) - a solitary head sits atop each flower stalk. As a popular remedy, it may be thought of as the European counterpart of ginseng. It has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, stomach ailments, and as an anti-inflammatory, to name only a few therapeutic uses.
Country of Origin: UK
Latin Name: anthernis nobilis
Part of plant used: Flowering tops
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Odour: Pungent, earthy, herbaceous