There are several varieties and countries of origin of chamomile – sometimes referred to as “bachelor buttons” because of the shape of the flower heads – but the best quality comes from the Nile River delta in Egypt. The sandy loam and nutrients from the Nile create perfect growing conditions. Chamomile flowers have a yellow center and white petals – they almost look like a daisy. The essential oils in the flowers produce a pleasant soothing aroma and a fruity character. The word “chamomile” derives from ancient Greek and translates as “ground apple” in reference to the fruity aroma.