The term Chamomile actually refers to a range of different daisy-like plants, which are a member of the Asteraceae family. There are many different species of chamomile. The plant’s healing properties come from its daisy-like flowers, which contain volatile oils (including bisabolol, bisabolol oxides A and B, and matricin) as well as flavonoids (particularly a compound called apigenin) and other therapeutic substances.
Chamomile has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds and stomach ailments.
Recent and on-going research has identified chamomiles specific anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, muscle relaxant, antispasmodic, anti-allergenic and sedative properties, validating its long-held reputation.
Chamomile antispasmodic actions relax the smooth muscles lining the stomach and intestine.
As a tea, be used for rheumatic problems and rashes, aid in digestion when taken as a tea after meals.
Promote general relaxation and relieve stress, heal mouth sores and prevent gum disease. Treat diverticular disease, irritable bowel problems and various gastrointestinal complaints.