Chamomile is a natural relaxing agent that contains apigenin, a compound that binds to the same cell receptors as tranquilizers. Chamomile regulates peristalsis in the bowel and can therefore assist in the treatment of both constipation and diarrhea. It can also relieve gastric and abdominal pain due to spasms or intestinal gas that create feelings of nausea and can cause both vomiting and diarrhea.
Chamomile stimulates the flow of bile and the secretion of gastric juices, thus enhancing the appetite and improving sluggish digestion in stressed animals. When a dog becomes stressed, they usually respond by eating less or avoiding food altogether.
Chamomile has bactericidal and fungicidal capacities, which means that it is effective against common pathogens that thrive under conditions of stress such as yeast (Candida albicans) and bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus),