The word Chamomile comes from the Greek meaning "ground apple" probably because of its apple-like fragrance. The word ‘chamomile’ originates from the Greek ‘χαμαίμηλον’ (chamaimēlon) meaning "earth-apple" which in turn comes χαμαί (chamai) meaning "on the ground" and ‘μήλον’ (mēlon) meaning "apple" It is so called because of the apple-like scent of the closely related Roman chamomile plant.
Some of the greatest men of ancient Greek history included chamomile in their writings. Hippocrates, known as ‘The Father of Modern Medicine’ (460 BC – 377 BC) described chamomile as a medicinal plant. Chamomile tea was apparently highly recommended by Greek physician Asclepiades (c. 124 or 129 – 40 BC). Dioscorides, physician and botanist(40–90 AD), used chamomile to heal intestinal, nervous and liver disorders and prescribed it for women's ailments.
From the distillation of Greek Blue Chamomile Essential Oil.
How we use it:
- It is said to be useful on small burn blisters and all inflammatory skin disorders such as rashes, sunburn, eczema and psoriasis. (Try on a small patch first) It can be combined with Lavender Hydrolat.
- Cleanser for problematic sensitive skin.
- It is a known nervine – spray/mist it before stressful events to calm the ‘butterflies’ in your stomach.
- It can be used as an aftershave.
- A well-known sedative – add a few drops to a bath to help relax an unsettled child.