Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita) is one of the most common herbs used for medicinal purposes worldwide. It can be used in a variety of forms. Chamomile is widely used to treat inflammations of the skin and mucous membranes, and for various bacterial infections of the skin, oral cavity and gums, and respiratory tract. It has been frequently used as a mild sedative to calm nerves and reduce anxiety.
Chamomile's flowers contain 1-2% volatile oils, including alpha-bisabolol, alpha-bisabolol oxides A and B, and matricin, which are known for their anti-inflammatory and antiphlogistic properties.