Chamomile flowers are commonly used in teas and tinctures to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety and stress. They are often used to promote sleep and relieve insomnia, as well as to soothe digestive issues, such as indigestion, bloating, and nausea.
Chamomile flowers may also be used in skincare products, such as creams and lotions, to soothe and heal irritated or inflamed skin.
Chamomile flowers contain a variety of active compounds, including flavonoids and terpenoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the body. These compounds may help protect the body from free radical damage and reduce inflammation, which is linked to a variety of chronic health conditions.
Some studies have suggested that chamomile flowers may be effective in improving glycemic control in people with diabetes, and may also be beneficial for reducing menstrual cramps.