Chamomile is an annual from the compitea family. The flowers have a delightful scent that resembles honey. Chamomile flowers are used as a nervine, anodyne, calmative, and a mild sedative. It has been used for nervousness, headaches, anxiety, and spasms. American Indians used tea fever and as a spring tonic.
Chamomile is a popular remedy for nervous stomach and menstrual cramps.
The MedlinePlus database maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine lists over 100 separate ailments and conditions which chamomile has been traditionally used.
Good for digestion
Has a relaxing effect on the body
Traditional treatment for rheumatism
Reduces menstrual cramps
Relieves back pain
Soothes skin irritations
Good for sunburn