Botanical name; Matricaria recutita
Chamomile is a member of the aster and sunflower family that people have used for centuries. Chamomile is probably best known as a tea to calm an upset stomach or to help with sleep. It is often used in teas and in topical products formulated for the hair and skin.
Chamomile is also used to treat irritation from chest colds, slow-healing wounds, abscesses, gum inflammation, and skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, and diaper rash. For these conditions, you use chamomile in an infusion or bath, or as a tincture, which is a concentrated extract mixed with alcohol.