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Chamomile Calm Review – 8 Facts You Need to Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Summary | Ingredients | Health Benefits | Contraindications | Price | Directions | Conclusion

Chamomile Calm is an herbal supplement for children especially designed to calm and nourish their nervous system. According to the manufacturer Herbs for Kids, the blend should assist with occasional stress caused by pain, teething, tests, school competitions, public speaking, illness and others. Over energized, exhausted and anxious children may all benefit from this supplement.

Herbs for Kids was founded in 1990 with the special purpose of providing a children safe alternative to the herbal formulas existing on the market. These were often alcohol based and too concentrated to be used by children. Today, the company provides a wide range of liquid herbal formulations for children, designed to assist with numerous health conditions: from mood and digestive formulas to respiratory and immunity products.

The formula is especially designed for children older than one.


1) What is Chamomile Calm?

Chamomile Calm is a mixture of herbs in a liquid alcohol-free formulation. Some of the herbal ingredients included in this supplement are certified organically grown and/or ethically wild harvested.Hops is most commonly known for its sedative effects. Research indicates it affects the nervous system relaxing it. This is why it is commonly prescribed as a stress relief, against anxiety disorders including social anxiety or various phobias and against insomnia and sleep disorders. Side effects of Hops include allergic reactions (itching, swelling, dizziness, and trouble breathing).

Chamomile has been used for thousands of years, especially in the form of tea. Its sedative effect has given it a wide applicability, against numerous anxiety disorders (panic attacks, stress, social anxiety, etc), sleep disorders or PMS.


2) Chamomile Calm Ingredients

Chamomile Calm includes the following ingredients: Proprietary blend: an extract of Wood Betony, Chamomile flowers, Fennel seed, Hops strobiles, Catnip herb, Kosher Coconut and/or Palm Kernel Clycerine, purified water, and citric acid.

Chamomile is also available in more complex anti-stress formulas like Relax-All.

3) Is Chamomile Calm Right for You?

Chamomile Calm is a blend of herbal ingredients in an alcohol-free liquid formulation for children. Chamomile is a traditional herb known for its soothing effects. It acts on the central nervous system and reduces feelings of tension and anxiety. It is also used to relieve PMS symptoms, as a digestive aid and as an antiseptic. Additionally, the plant is known for its anxiolytic properties. According to research, the Chamomile tea may be effective in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, stress relief, phobias or panic disorder. Side effects are rare and include skin redness, mild allergies, and eye irritation.

Catnip or Cat Mint acts as a nerve tonic and has numerous beneficial effects on the nervous system. As oil or as tea, it has been used as a treatment for nervousness, vertigo, convulsions, shaking hands, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. It can strengthen and activate the nerves.

The daily dosage varies according to the age and weight of children. Toddlers between 1 and two years old (less than 24 pounds) should take 1 ml three times a day, and the dosage increases to a maximum of 3 ml taken 3-4 times a day for children older than 12 (more than 95 pounds).

There are testimonials posted online about Chamomile Calm. What is being said includes:

  • Works to calm children down

  • The formula is effective for insomnia, indigestion, nervousness and minor pains

  • Works great

  • Helps my kid sleep

  • Had no effect on my daughter

Health Benefits

4) Chamomile Calm Health Benefits

  • Liquid, alcohol free flavored formulation easily tolerated by children
  • The formula received positive consumer reviews
  • The formula is flavored so it is easy tolerated by children

5) Chamomile Calm Warnings and Precautions

  • Chamomile Calm is available a 1 and 2 oz bottle, which leads to a more frequent purchase
  • Expensive formula (the monthly supply for a maximum dosage might exceed $80)

6) Chamomile Calm Price

Chamomile Calm is a liquid formulation available in bottles of 1 (30 ml) and 2 oz (59 ml). A bottle of 2 ounces of product costs roughly $17 and should last roughly 20 days for a minimum dose and 5 or 6 days at maximum dose. A month supply’s cost varies between $25 at minimum dosage to $85 at a maximum dosage. The product can be purchased on the manufacturer’s website and on numerous other online websites and in retail stores.


7) Chamomile Calm Directions

Chamomile Calm has received numerous positive consumer testimonials. The daily dosage is established according to weight and age, ranging from 1 ml three times a day for children aged between 1 and 2 years old to a maximum dosage of 3 ml 3-4 times a day for children older than 12. No side effects are mentioned for Chamomile Calm.


8) Conclusion

Chamomile Calm is an herbal supplements especially designed to calm down children’s nerves and to promote healthy sleep patterns. Children are much more energized than grown-ups and when overexcited they may be restless, anxious or tensioned and are not easy to calm down. This formula has received good reviews and is claimed effective in relaxing children at the end of an agitated day. However, this is a dietary supplement and should be taken at the advice of a healthcare professional, after a thorough health evaluation.

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My 5 year old is extremely active; sometimes it takes me more than an hour to get him to sleep at night. I slip a few drops of Chamomile Calm in his milk every night and in 15 minutes tops he’s sound asleep. This is great!