Chamomile tea can be a great way to end the day. Being a mild sedative for nervousness and nightmares, chamomile is specifically indicated for people whose mental pictures include restlessness, irritability, argumentative, wanting to have their way and who cannot be comforted. Chamomile is also great for indigestion, gas, gastritis and gastric ulcers as a result of its antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory actions. Menstrual cramps and PMS migraines can be helped with chamomile tea. Teething babies can be soothed by a chamomile tea soaked wash cloth they suck on.
When making tea, you want to use fresh or dried flowers, 1 heaping teaspoon per cup of water, infused for 5-10 minutes. The tea will have a sweet, aromatic and slightly bitter taste and smell. Cautions for chamomile include an allergenic sensitivity in susceptible individuals; it has caused contact dermatitis and anaphylaxis. Something else to remember is that Chamomile should not be used in large doses during early pregnancy.
Purchasing Chamomile is easy. The dried flowers can be purchased at store such as an Elephant Pharmacy, or as the tea packets found it almost every supermarket. While it is not a substitute for solving life's problems, it can be a useful helper in easing you out of that hectic day.