Chamomile is a plant that has been used since ancient Egypt in a variety of healing applications. Chamomile is a native of the Old World; it is related to the daisy family, having strongly scented foliage and flowers with white petals and yellow centers.
Chamomile blooms best in a location with full sun, but it will grow in partial shade, too. In fact, in hot Southern climates, chamomile benefits from a bit of afternoon shade, which will help keep the blooms from drooping.
With chamomile, you can flavor jams, candies and ice cream, or you could add it to liqueurs like vermouth. Then there are tasty recipes like risotto, fish salad, soft breakfast cakes, sweet creams or biscuits you could make – all flavored with chamomile… The possibilities are simply endless!