Chamomile oil used topically 3 x daily for 3 weeks significantly reduced knee osteoarthritis patients’ need for acetaminophen.
Type 2 diabetics consumed chamomile tea (3 g/150 mL hot water) 3 times per day immediately after meals for 8 weeks. Chamomile tea significantly decreased concentration of glycosylated hemoglobin, serum insulin levels, homeostatic model assessment for insulin resistance, and serum malondialdehyde, compared with control group. Total antioxidant capacity, superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, and catalase activities were significantly increased by 6.81%, 26.16 %, 36.71 % and 45.06% respectively in chamomile group compared with the control group.
In a study of 80 Taiwanese postnatal women with poor sleep quality, those who drank chamomile tea for a period of 2 weeks had significantly lower scores of sleep inefficiency and symptoms of depression. The authors conclude ‘Chamomile tea may be recommended to postpartum women as a supplementary approach to alleviating depression and sleep quality problems’.
Chamomile oil applied twice daily for 4 weeks has been found to significantly improve symptomatic and functional status of patients with severe carpal tunnel syndrome.