If you've ever enjoyed a cup of Chamomile tea, you are already familiar with the aroma and sense of calm that chamomile offers. Chamomile contains three key terpenes that contribute to its calming, anti-inflammatory properties and use as a sleep aid: Alpha-Bisabolol, Chamazulene, and Apigenin. Its calming and powerful anti-inflammatory benefits are thanks to alpha-bisabolol and chamazulene, which block prostaglandin E, a compound that induces inflammation. Its sedative nature is related to the flavonoid apigenin, which is thought to bind with benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, inducing sleepiness. Apigenin can also reduce levels of the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which is related to the stress response, allowing you to relax before bedtime.