Can Chamomile Tea Help With Sleep?


Need a wind-down drink that may help you drift off more easily? Chamomile may be the one for you.


Chamomile is an antioxidant-rich, daisy-like plant that can be found throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. It has been a staple in herbal remedies for centuries and is widely known as a medical plant.

Chamomile for sleep & relaxation

Chamomile tea is a popular pre-bedtime tea due to its presumed sleep and relaxation properties. Chamomile contains a compound called 'apigenin', which is believed to have a mild tranquilizing effect.

A 2016 study focused on 80 Taiwanese postnatal women. One group received regular postpartum care, while the experimental group was instructed to also drink Chamomile tea daily for two weeks.

At the end of the study, it was found that the experimental group had significantly better sleep efficiency scores than the control group. 

May also help ease anxiety & stress

It is believed that Chamomile may even help ease anxiety and stress. The plant is thought to boost certain chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline.

A study in 2019 concluded that Chamomile had a positive impact on treating those with GAD (generalised anxiety disorder), alongside improving sleep.

Other potential benefits of Chamomile

  • May help with PMS symptoms.
  • May help with blood sugar.
  • May help with inflammation.
  • May help with cold symptoms.
  • & Other benefits

    The best way to take Chamomile Tea

    We recommend enjoying your Chamomile as a warm tea before bed, around 45 minutes to 1 hour before you want to sleep. 

    We recommend adding around 3g of tea to an infuser. Add 200-300ml of boiled water. Place the infuser into a mug or teapot and pour the boiling water over it. Steep for 5-10 minutes, making sure to time your tea. Once steeping has finished, remove the infuser and serve.



    Quality ensured 

    Our Organic Chamomile Flower (Dried Loose Leaf) is organically certified by the Soil Association under the code GB-ORG-05.

    Resources and Links: 

     The Best Tea for Sleep
    Effects of an intervention with drinking chamomile tea on sleep quality and depression in sleep disturbed postnatal women: a randomized controlled trial
    Chamomile for Calm and Sleep
    Therapeutic efficacy and safety of chamomile for state anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, insomnia, and sleep quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials and quasi-randomized trials

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