Chamomile is one of the most widely used medicinal herbs, featuring a delicately floral and sweet aroma and taste. Chamomile is derived from dried Maricaria flowers, a species that is part of the daisy family. Many natural medicine practitioners often utilize chamomile as a mild sedative to soothe stress, anxiety, and insomnia symptoms. The herb is also used to treat a range of other ailments, like muscle spasms, hay fever, gastrointestinal disorders, menstrual disorders, pain, and inflammation.
The healing effects of chamomile stem from natural plant compounds known as terpenoids, which derive from terpenes (also found in CBD) and flavonoids that combat harmful free radicals (unstable atoms can impair cells and speed up illness and aging, in turn fighting inflammation. The health benefits of chamomile for human beings are well-established, but do they apply to dogs? After all, dark chocolate is a delicious, nutritious treat for human beings in moderation, but you can’t give it to your dog!