German Chamomile is mostly known for its carminative, antispasmodic, mild sedative, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anticatarrhal properties.
The herb has been approved for internal use with gastrointestinal spasms and inflammation; topically for skin and mucous membrane inflammation e.g. mastitis and leg ulcers, as well as bacterial skin diseases including oral cavity and gums; by inhalation for respiratory tract inflammation and irritation e.g. nasal catarrh; and in baths and irrigation for ano-genital inflammation e.g. haemorroids.
As a relatively gentle herb, Chamomile is partiicularly well suited to treat children, helping with conditions such as flatulent nervous dyspepsia, travel sickness, nervous diarrhoea, restlessness and gastrointestinal disturbances.
Excessive internal use should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation.