Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
Definition: As a natural relaxant, chamomile works to soothe the nerves, promote sleep and induce perspiration during fevers. It is also considered a gastrointestinal tonic.
Applications: Insomnia, anxiety, skin irritations, arthritis, menstrual cramps and gastrointestinal distress.
Scientific Updates: Recent studies have confirmed that chamomile works as a uterine tonic, relaxes the nervous system, and interacts positively with other nervine herbs. It has antibacterial properties, can stimulate the liver, and is currently under study for its anticarcinogenic action.
Complementary Agents: Valerian root, skullcap, hops, wood betony, black cohosh, mullein, marshmallow, passionflower, peppermint, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium/magnesium and melatonin.