Chamomile tea is also known as Manzanilla tea (Manzanilla is the Spanish word for chamomile). The herbal tea is popular for its medicinal benefits. Many people drink chamomile tea to calm stomach upset, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and even to reduce muscle spasms or flatulence.
Chamomile tea is a herbal tea. So, unlike traditional tea types (think green, black and oolong tea), chamomile isn't made from the Camellia sinensis tea plant. Instead, chamomile infusions are made from the flower heads of the chamomile plant.
Chamomile has gentle notes of apple, and there is a mellow, honey-like sweetness in the cup. It has a silky mouthfeel and yet remains a clean, delicately floral herbal tea, and even from the very first sip it feels wonderfully soothing.
Chamomile tea has been used for centuries as a sleep and relaxation aid. Chamomile tea has a mild sedative effect that is great for inducing sleep. After you fall asleep, chamomile can help to improve sleep quality so that you wake up rested and refreshed.
Side effects are uncommon and may include nausea, dizziness, and allergic reactions.