It’s true that the chamomile plant is great for promoting relaxation and deep sleep, but it’s also useful in fighting anxiety, depression, and even cancer.
Research shows chamomile is able to trigger cancer cell death, a phenomena known as apoptosis. It’s active component, apigenin, can shorten the lifespan and the prolioferation of breast cancer cells. As Ohio State University reports, apigenin can actually help “fix flaws in molecules carrying generic information.” Such flaws are responsible for many cancers.
Researchers with Ohio State University found that apigenin is able to join forces with 160 proteins in the body, whereas conventional cancer treatments only work on a molecule-by-molecule basis. They surmise that cancer-affected proteins are lured into the apigenin where it can go to work to eliminate the disease.
Other researched benefits of chamomile include:
Burns and scrapes
Mouth sores and