One of the oldest medicinal herbs known to man, dry chamomile flowers contain around 120 secondary metabolites, terpenoids, and flavonoids that contribute to its therapeutic benefits. Chamomile preparations have been used for thousands of years to treat various ailments but especially to settle upset stomachs and calm anxiety.
Chamomile essential oils are commonly used in aromatherapy, soaps, and cosmetics. Also available in extracts, tinctures, capsules, the most popular way to consume chamomile is in the form of herbal tea.
How To Use Chamomile
Studies have used between 900 to 1200 milligrams of chamomile daily in capsule form. The most common way to consume chamomile is by drinking 1 to 4 cups of herbal tea daily. You can brew your own chamomile tea by steeping chamomile flowers or a chamomile tea bag in hot water for up to 10 minutes.