Chamomile flowers | Matricaria recutita | Organic


Chamomile flower has a long tradition of use in European pharmacopoeia both for internal and external use.

Its most common use is perhaps as a relaxant and mild sedative, with several studies confirming its benefits for sleep (3).  It also has anxiolytic action which several studies have shown at a 500mg capsule dosage 3 x daily. (2) This has the effect of lowering cortisol levels throughout the day (4).

Its other value is as an antispasmodic herb especially in the gut where the volatile oils bind to benzodiazepene receptors (1). This is useful when generalised anxiety affects the gut or for cases of irritable bowel syndrome caused by griping pains.

Chamomile contains some potent flavonoids which are anti-allergenic (quercetin, apigenin), prevent tumour development (luteolin) (5) and help with cancer treatment. Chamomile is also a anti-inflammatory as it inhibits the COX and LOX pathway. (1).

Topically Chamomile infused oil is used as an anti-inflammatory for eczema, and the essential oil can be added to skin creams. The hydrosol is a useful mouthwash for those undergoing cancer treatments as a prevention for mouth ulcers.


  1. Fisher, C, 2009 Materia Medica of Western Herbs.
  2. Short-term open-label Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L.) therapy of moderate to severe generalized anxiety disorder. Phytomedicine. 2016 Dec 15; 23(14): 1699–1705.
  3. Investigation effect of oral chamomilla on sleep quality in elderly people in Isfahan: A randomized control trial. J Educ Health Promot. 2017; 6: 53.
  4. An Exploratory Study of Salivary Cortisol Changes During Chamomile Extract Therapy of Moderate to Severe Generalized Anxiety Disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2018 Jan; 96: 189–195.
  5. Anti-carcinogenic Effects of the Flavonoid Luteolin. Molecules. 2008 Oct; 13(10): 2628–2651.
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Additional information


Dried Chamomile flowers organic


Carminative, Relaxant, Mild sedative, Antispasmodic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-allergic, Bitter, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial


Volatile oil – bisabolol, bisabololoxide A, B, bisabolonoxide, Sesquiterpenes – a-bisabolol, bisaboloxide A, B, matricin, trans-B-farnesene, y-cadiene, spathulenol, chamaviolin, spiroether, Flavonoids – apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, Coumarins – herniarin, umbelliferone,, Mucilage – polysaccharides, Phenols


These herbs have GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or trying to conceive. Please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.
Chamomile is safe t use during pregnancy. Some people who are allergic to the Daisy plant family my react to Chamomile.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 5-10 minutes. Drink 1-3 times daily.


30 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams, 100 caps

Country of origin

This tea is organically grown and harvested in Canterbury, subject to availability of local supply. Harvest from Egypt is used as alternative source.