How Chamomile interacts with Sedative and hypnotic medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

An animal study reported that chamomile may act in the body like some of these medications, which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include temazepam, triazolam, alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem, lorazepam, estazolam, flurazepam, quazepam, clorazepate dipotassium, chlordiazepoxide, zaleplon, glutethimide, acetylcarbromal, dexmedetomidine, chloral hydrate, paraldehyde, phenobarbital, pentobarbital, secobarbital, amobarbital, mephobarbital, butabarbital


  1. View Abstract: Viola H, et al. Apigenin, A Component of Matricaria Recutita Flowers, Is a Central Benzodiazepine Receptors-ligand With Anxiolytic Effects. Planta Med. Jun1995;61(3):213-16.