Common names: German chamomile: Chamomile, Hungarian chamomile, Matricaris, Blue chamomile, Sweet false chamomile. Chamomile is a common flowering plant and a member of the daisy family. Chamomile is a widely used medicinal herb, primarily used as a sedative, anxiolytic, antispasmodic, and treatment for mild skin irritation and inflammation. Chamomile appears to have potential for the treatment of eczema and mucositis, although randomized controlled studies have shown conflicting results. The flowers are harvested for distillation of essential oil and dried flowers are used as health tea, for medicinal extracts and for potpourri.