Chamomile is one of the best herbal sources of niacin, magnesium, and essential fatty acids. The actions of chamomile are strongest on the liver and kidneys where the volatile oils stimulate the organs to purge toxins. It is relaxing and soothing to the nerves, helps one sleep, improves the appetite and aids in digestion.
Chamomile helps to relieve restlessness, teething problems, and colic in babies, and is also great for treating stomach aches in children. Research has shown that the herb depresses the central nervous system, which relaxes the body and induces sleep. Chamomile is an excellent digestive aid and contains strong anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, to relieve irritable bowel conditions, nausea, heartburn, and such.
It is said to help with pain and headaches, even migraines. Chamomile has been used effectively for rashes, burns, psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, and diaper rash.
It is mainly used as a tea.