Chamomile is a member of the daisy (Asteraceae) family, and is a slow-growing annual plant.
It is mainly used in treating skin diseases and inflammations. It can be applied directly to the skin, inhaled for sore throats, diluted in baths, and ingested in order to sooth intestinal spasms and inflammatory diseases. In ancient times, this plant was used as an antispasmodic and sedative for digestive and rheumatic affections. Tea brewed from this plant has been used to treat parasitic worm infections and as a skin wash in order to clean wounds and quicken healing.