Formal Name: Matricaria Recutita L
Supplement Forms: Flowers, herbs, liquid

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information


The use of chamomile dates back to the Ancient Egyptians, where it was utilized as a cure for acute fever. In Spain, it was originally used as flavoring for sherry. In Rome, it was used a fragrance additive in beverages. Later, in the Middle Ages, chamomile was used as a bittering ingredient in beer brewing before hops became more popular.

Bodily Functions Chamomile Assists

Chamomile is primarily used as a digestive aide and sleep inducer. The herb has also been shown to work as a mild pain reliever. Chamomile has a lovely scent, making it a perfect addition to lawns and gardens.

Foods High in Chamomile

Chamomile is most commonly used to brew tea. Virtually any grocery store will sell chamomile tea, though you can brew it yourself by pouring scalding water over fresh chamomile flowers. In addition, chamomile can be used externally to treat minor burns.

Ailment That Chamomile Eliminates:
  • Soothes burns
  • Alleviates fevers
  • Eliminates insomnia
  • Prevents indigestion
  • Soothes earaches
  • Soothes toothaches
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • People with a ragweed allergy should avoid consuming chamomile
  • Chamomile may induce drowsiness