Originating from Egypt, chamomile is also grown in other temperate climates around the world, including India, South America, South Africa, and Australia. Ancient Egyptians considered chamomile as a gift from the god of the sun. The Slovakians say that one must bow to the chamomile if one comes across it. In India, the Chamomile plant was introduced in 1957 to the state of Jammu. Since then, the Chamomile plant and tea is famous all over India and has the highest number of tea drinkers, It has become one of the most popular herbal teas in the world and almost a million cups are consumed every single day. In 1998, chamomile was declared as the national flower of Russia. Chamomile has two types – Roman and German. Roman chamomile blooms in late spring or early July. German chamomile is from Western Asia and was used to flavour beer before the use of hops came into practice. Chamomile was touted as “energy in adversity” in the late 19th century. Florally, chamomile signifies, “may all your dreams and wishes be fulfilled.” The soothing effect of Ono Teas’ dried Chamomile flowers helps in relieving stress and gives you a peaceful good night’s sleep.
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