Chamomile is a plant that has a rich tradition, with early uses recorded by the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. Its name is partly derived from the Greek word melon meaning “apple” because of its delightful apple-like fragrance. The herb was utilized extensively in Europe to support digestive health; the Germans referred to it as alles zutraut meaning “capable of anything”. In Mexican tradition, chamomile was used to support healthy respiratory and digestive function. The herb was also used for various reasons by the Cherokee and other indigenous peoples of America. Chamomile is highly versatile and is used for conditions ranging from insomnia and depression to digestive and menstrual discomfort.