The Ancient Egyptians dedicated it to the sun god Ra, and Greek physicians prescribed it for fevers. One of the nine sacred herbs of the Lacnunga, the ancient Angelo Saxon text, chamomile has been renowned since ancient times for its healing powers.
A small perennial herb with feathery, slightly furry leaves and white flowers. The whole plant has a wonderful apple-like aroma.
The Elizabethans used it in their homes to get rid of unpleasant odors. It is traditionally used to lighten hair color, and chamomile tea is known for its ability to aid digestion and restful sleep.
It has been known as the "plants' physician" because it cures neighboring plants of their aliments.
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