Chamomile is the common name for several daisy-like plants that are commonly used to make herb tea that can help induce sleep. It is a time-honored sedative herb, which can be safely used by children and adults alike. Chamomile tea is commonly used in Europe, South America, and Mexico for insomnia and restlessness combined with irritability, particularly in children. Chamomile oil can also be put in bath water (5-6 drops) to soothe overwrought nerves, diluted to 2% to make excellent massage oil, or used as an inhalant Chamomile is frequently added to skin cosmetics to serve as an emollient, and for its anti-inflammatory effects.