This herb was used and revered by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. The Egyptians compared the daisy flowers to the sun and dedicated it to their sun god, Ra. The Greeks gave it the name that eventually led to the word Chamomile. They called it Kamaimelon. "Kamai" means on the ground and "melon" means apple, so you get "ground apple." The Romans, who probably got it by way of Britain, bathed in it, walked on it and used it medicinally.