Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. The dried flowers of chamomile contain many terpenoids and flavonoids contributing to its medicinal properties. Chamomile preparations are typically used for many human ailments including hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasms, menstrual issues, insomnia, ulcers, wounds, gastrointestinal problems, rheumatic pain, and hemorrhoids. essential oils of chamomile are used significantly in cosmetics and aromatherapy. Many different preparations of chamomile had been developed, the most popular of which is in the form of herbal tea consumed more than a million cups a day.
Ttraditionally, chamomile has been used for hundreds of years as a mild astringent and healing medicine. As a traditional medicine, it is used to treat wounds, ulcers, eczema, gout, skin irritations, bruises, burns, canker sores, neuralgia, sciatica, rheumatic pain, and hemorrhoids. Externally, chamomile has been used to treat diaper rash, cracked nipples, chicken pox, ear and eye infections, problems of the eyes including blocked tear ducts, conjunctivitis, nasal inflammation and poison ivy. Chamomile is widely used to treat inflammations of the skin and mucous membranes, and for various bacterial infections of the skin, oral cavity and gums, and respiratory tract. Chamomile in the form of an aqueous extract has been frequently used as a mild sedative to calm nerves and reduce anxiety, to deal with hysteria, nightmares, insomnia and other sleep troubles. Chamomile has been valued as a digestive relaxant and has been used to deal with numerous gastrointestinal disturbances including flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, anorexia, motion sickness, nausea, , and vomiting. Chamomile has also been used to treat colic, croup, and fevers in children. it's also effective in arthritis, back pain, bedsores and stomach cramps.