The Soothing Properties of Chamomile
Sleep Inducing Effect
Chamomile contains an antioxidant called apigenin, which proved to jump-start sleep. In one study, patients with chronic insomnia that took chamomile extract twice a day for a month fell asleep 15 minutes faster on average and woke up less during the night.
As for its calming properties, chamomile is at a stage of preliminary research. It is important to note, however, that, according to some studies, apigenin may interact with other drugs. These medications include anti-inflammatory medications, sedative and anti anxiety medications, anticoagulant agents, and Aspirin.