Camomile has a wide range of health boosting properties. The essential oil it contains has an antiallergic, anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effect. Popular uses of chamomile preparations include treating hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasms, menstrual disorders, insomnia, ulcers, gastrointestinal disorders, and haemorrhoids. Camomile tea is also used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, chickenpox and psoriasis. Camomile tisane soothes the nerves and leaves you feeling relaxed. Drinking it before going to sleep helps you fall asleep. Camomile is a muscle relaxant, and therefore is effective at treating bloats and alleviating indigestion. Its infusion can be used for mouth rinsing in case of gums inflammation.