As old as Roman Empire, the height of Egyptian rule and the glory of ancient Greece, Chamomile, meaning "ground apple" has been used for centuries as a healing herb for the skin. It contains flavonoids and essential oils that possess anti-inflammatory and anti-septic characteristics that have an uncanny ability to heal our skin. These flavonoids prevent the release of histamine, a chemical that causes itching, swelling, and redness; therefore, products containing chamomile can help clear up skin irritations such as eczema, acne, and other related allergies. Not only will it help as an anti-histimine, but it has been shown to work well on both cuts and sores, skin cracks, insect bites, bruises and perhaps even sunburns. To top that, a compound found in chamomile, Alpha-bisabolol, reportedly reduces the appearance of fine of line and wrinkles. Who knew such medicine and benefits could be packed in this tiny daisy-like plant? I guess the guess the Romans, the Egyptians, the Greeks, and now you :)