The national flower of Russia is chamomile; its scientific name is Anthemis nobilis. This flower resembles a daisy and is part of the family Asteraceae. Chamomile is known for its use in herbal tea, where it is often used to treat insomnia.
The name "chamomile" comes from the Greek word "chamaimelon," which means "earth-apple." Besides insomnia, chamomile is used to treat conditions, such as hay fever, stress and inflammation. Its medicinal properties primarily come from the flavonoid Chrysin found in chamomile. The flower is characterized by its yellow center disk surrounded by white leaves. It generally flowers during the summer months of June and July.