Considered by some to be a cure-all, chamomile is commonly used in the U.S. as ananxiolytic and sedative for anxiety and relaxation. It is used in Europe for wound healing and to reduce inflammation or swelling. Chamomile is used as a tea or applied as a compress. It is considered safe by the FDA.
With flowers that resemble small daisies, chamomile is another medicinal plant that’s thought to have anti-anxiety properties. Most people know it because it’s a popular tea flavour. The calming powers of chamomile have been frequently studied, its use for anxiety and confirmed that it also shows potential in anticancer treatments.
There are two types of chamomile:
German chamomile, an annual that thrives in the Midwest. Roman chamomile, a perennial that attracts pollinators and smells like apples.