Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is a popular herb. In fact, more than a million cups of Chamomile tea are consumed every day (1)!
But, did you know (in its herbal extract form) Chamomile can traditionally be used in Western herbal medicine to relieve symptoms of many childhood ailments(2, 3, 4)?
In fact, based on its traditional use in Western herbal medicine, Chamomile can (2):
The use of chamomile is contraindicated in individuals with known sensitivities to plants in the Asteraceae family, commonly known as the daisy family. This includes yarrow, tansy, feverfew, daisy, and ragweed (2, 5).