Botanical Name: Matricaria chamomilla
Components: This gentle herb produces flowers that resemble daisies, and has a scent similar to the smell of an apple.
Overview: Chamomile displays a wide range of therapeutic powers. It is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, and antispasmodic. Best known for its soothing effects, chamomile calms the nervous system and digestive tract, relaxes muscles, and relieves discomfort associated with skin irritations. As a tea, this is the perfect addition to your nighttime routine, as it promotes a restful night’s sleep.
Uses: Chamomile flower powder can be added to tea or hot water. It can also be sprinkled on top of food or used in baking to give the food a calming, floral flavor. The extract is often found in lotions and creams, and can be made into an essential oil.