Overview

German chamomile is an herb that is native to southern and eastern Europe. It is popular throughout the world as a medicine. Do not confuse German chamomile with Roman chamomile, which is a different plant.

People use German chamomile for diarrhea, indigestion (dyspepsia), anxiety, excessive crying in infants (colic), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In foods and beverages, German chamomile is used as flavoring.

In manufacturing, German chamomile is used in cosmetics, soaps, and mouthwashes.

How does it work ?

German chamomile contains chemicals that seem to promote relaxation and reduce swelling (inflammation).

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