One analysis of several studies found that a product with a combination of the herb iberis, peppermint, and chamomile helped relieve symptoms of indigestion.Gingivitis, mouth sores Some people use chamomile for these mouth problems, but so far there is no evidence that it works.When used as a mouthwash, there is some evidence that chamomile may help prevent mouth sores from radiation and chemotherapy, but results from studies are mixed.
Both are used to calm frayed nerves, to treat stomach problems, to relieve muscle spasms, and to treat skin conditions and mild infections.
Chamomile has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks.
Historically, it has been used to treat many conditions, including: Although chamomile is popular, there are not many studies that look at whether it works to treat these conditions.
Animal studies have found that low doses of chamomile may relieve anxiety, while higher doses help sleep.
Digestive problems Chamomile has been used traditionally to treat stomach cramps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), indigestion, diarrhea, gas, and colic.
It helps relax muscle contractions, particularly in the smooth muscles that make up the intestines.But there are no good human studies on any of these conditions.Animal studies have shown that German chamomile reduces inflammation, speeds wound healing, reduces muscle spasms, and serves as a mild sedative to help with sleep.Few studies have investigated whether the same is true in people. who take chamomile use it to relieve anxiety or help them sleep.Test tube studies have shown that chamomile can kill bacteria, fungus, and viruses. So far there has been only one controlled, randomized clinical trial using chamomile to treat anxiety in people.It found that chamomile capsules reduced symptoms of anxiety in people with mild to moderate generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).