Chamomile is a perennial plant (distinct from the wild chamomile) with climbing root and small stems. All the parts of the plant are non-aromatic and bitter. The plant blooms from June until September. The plant is common in southern Europe. The famous chamomile beverage helps in fighting the common cold as well as in soothing the pain that women have during menstruation.
Researchers of Imperial College in London found that the consumption of five cups of chamomile daily for fifteen days is sufficient to cause increase in the concetration of some chemicals at levels so high that can fight muscle spasms and inflammation.