Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is one of the oldest favorites amongst garden herbs and its reputation as a medicinal plant shows little signs of abatement. Extracts of the plant are used in the form of ointments, lotions, vapor baths, and inhalations. Chamomile is used as a carminative (aids digestion), an anti-inflammatory, an antispasmodic, and an anti-infective. The whole plant is odoriferous and of value as the herb itself is being used in the manufacture of herb beers, and also for external application in toothache, earache, and neuralgia. Chamomile Tea is used as a remedy for hysterical and nervous affections in women and is used also as a preventive and the sole certain remedy for nightmare.Chamomile is frequently added to skin cosmetics to serve as an emollient and is often used to enhance the color of blonde hair.