by Mark Miller May 25, 2021
If you've ever drunk Sleepy Time tea, you've had chamomile flower extract. It has been known to humans for millennia and is still a very popular herbal remedy for many illnesses--not just a sleep agent.
The first known use of chamomile dates back to around 1550 B.C. in Egypt. It is depicted on the Ebers Papyrus of ancient Egypt. There, it was used to cure sick people, honor the gods, and as an embalming agent.
The ancient Romans used it as an incense and as a beverage.
There are two types: German chamomile, and Roman chamomile. The Roman variety got its name because a botanist found it growing in the Colosseum in Rome in the 1800s.
The site Tea Muse gives the word history of chamomile :
Chamomile has a distinctly applelike taste and aroma. In fact, the word "Chamomile" as we now know it comes from the ancient Greek kamai-melon, or "ground apple." The Spanish call Chamomile "Manzanilla" — or "little apple." A leisurely stroll through the famous Chamomile Lawn of Buckingham Palace is sure to provide this sensation.
A study in the journal Molecular Medicine Reports says, "Chamomile is one of the oldest, most widely used and well documented medicinal plants in the world and has been recommended for a variety of healing applications." 
Today, people worldwide drink hundreds of millions of cups of chamomile tea every year, and it remains one of the most popular herbal teas.
That article in the journal is a study of other studies that looked at the healing benefits of chamomile. The flower has many different types of healing substances, including flavonoids and terpenoids, powerful antioxidants.
People use the herb with 1 part chamomile flower with 4 parts water with 12% grain alcohol to treat summer diarrhea in kids. It is also used along with purgatives to prevent cramping.
People use the flowers along or with crushed poppy heads as a poultice for pain from inflammation or nerve pain, and for external swelling from underlying infections or abscesses.
A video on the benefits of chamomile
The entire plant is used to make herbal beers. It is also used for lotions for earache, toothache, nerve pain.
Some also use it as a bath additive to soothe ano-genital inflammation.
As a tea, it can be used as a mouthwash or gargle for inflammation of the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat.
Some inhale the vaporized essential oils to relieve anxiety and depression.
The study in Molecular Medicine Reports lists 19 areas where scientists have looked into the possible healing effects of chamomile. Though further research is needed, some of them include:
More studies are needed to determine if reported efficacy for vaginitis, sore throat, and diabetes will hold up.
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St. John's wort may help people who are depressed, or with the unwanted symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes.
It is a flowering shrub from Europe that usually blooms around June 24, the time of St. John the Baptist's birthday, hence the name. It has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, though for a long time its main use was in magic potions.
And there is evidence that the herb is actually helpful for mild and moderate depression.
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