The health benefits, dosage, and side effects of chamomile tea for babies


1. What Is Chamomile Tea?

Chamomile tea is an herbal infusion made with dry chamomile flowers and hot water. The chamomile plant is commonly found in Europe and comes in two varieties: German chamomile and Roman chamomile.
The US Food and Drug Administration has categorized chamomile as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for use in food. Although there is no data available on the safety of chamomile in nursing mothers or infants, it is safely used for infants. However, there might be a rare risk of sensitization. Therefore, you need to talk to your pediatrician before using chamomile tea for your baby.


2. When Can Babies Have Chamomile Tea?

Chamomile tea could be given to babies aged six months or older.
It is considered safe after the baby is a year old, when you can also introduce other foods and the chance of food allergies is less. Babies under the age of six months should only have breast milk.