For centuries, people have been using chamomile as an anti inflammatory since it has a mild sedative action and as a therapeutic means for a stomach ulcer.
Also, many have recorded the antitoxin properties as well as the antibacterial properties that the essential oil from the flower has.
Chamomile is a perennial plant with climbing root and small stems. All the parts of the plant are non-aromatic and bitter. The plant blooms from June until September. The plant is common in southern Europe. The famous chamomile beverage helps in fighting the common cold as well as in soothing menstrual pains.
Researchers of Imperial College in London found that the consumption of five cups of chamomile tea daily for fifteen days is sufficient to cause increase in the concentration of some chemicalsin the body which aide in fighting muscle spasms and inflammation.