I am a big fan of Roman chamomile. Not just chamomile tea, but the actual essential oil Roman chamomile.
The essential oil is much more powerful than the tea of it.
It has a soothing effect on the body and mind and is scientifically shown to target apigenin that binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain which makes for a calming sensation without any side-effects.
This makes it especially valuable for those dealing with irritation, impatience and feeling disagreeable aka moody.
And hey, I think many of us can relate to that from time to time - especially as we are trying to white-knuckle our way out of addiction. That doesn't make for the most pleasant version of us, even though we are on our way to become just that.
Roman chamomile oil's main components include a-pinene, b-pinene, camphene, sabinene, 1,8-cineole, myrcene, caryophyllene, y-terpinene, propyl angelate and butyl angelate.
So how to use it?
You can use it as aromatherapy, put a couple drops on your pillow before you sleep, add a couple drops to your nighttime tea, or even use diluted 1:5 with a carrier oil such as sesame or olive oil and lather over your skin.
Reference: Mol Med Report. 2010 Nov 1; 3(6): 895–901.