Botanical Name: Arthemis nobilis
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowers
Odor: Fresh, rich, sweet, fruity, apple-like aroma
Country of Origin: USA, Hungary, Italy, and France
Use: Chamomile has been used as a strewing herb. The oil is used in perfumery and has a high ester content which makes this oil a valuable antispasmodic.
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, digestive, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hepatic, sedative, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary
Blends Well With: Bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, rose, tea tree
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil creates inner peace. It resonates well with adults, children and animals because of it's sweet apple aroma. I am immediately brought back to the comfort of great grandmotherâ€™s kitchen where she made everything with love and encouragement!
Roman chamomile essential oil is one of the most versatile of all oils used in aromatherapy, coming only second, in my humble opinion, to our beloved lavender. It is a powerfully soothing and calming oil which imparts this quality to both physical and emotional conditions alike. Although more expensive than lavender, a little goes a long way with this oil and its calming and sedating properties will out-perform lavender any day of the week.
Although this oil does not contain the large amounts of chamazulene found in German chamomile it still has a noticeable anti-inflammatory effect that soothes sprains and swellings when used with a cold compress. Aching muscles and joints benefit tremendously to massage, baths and compresses using this essential oil. It has an antispasmodic effect that is highly effective for soothing abdominal or period cramps as well as nausea.
During the hay fever season Roman chamomile essential oil offers some welcome relief to sufferers when inhaled from a tissue due to its anti-allergen effect. It offers similar relief to allergic rhinitis and dust allergy sufferers, bringing soothing comfort to irritated and inflamed nasal passages. In a similar way it calms and soothes the airways for asthma sufferers too.
And finally, when vaporised it is the perfect oil to quieten noisy children, angry partners and your frazzled nerves - without inducing a catatonic state. That sounds to me like aromatherapy at its absolute best!