Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile Essential Oil (Roman) is also know by its alternate botanical name “Chamaemelum nobile” and “Chamomile Essential Oil (Roman)”.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil (Chamaemelum nobile also known as Anthemis nobilis) is also known as “English Chamomile” or “True Chamomile”. It is a small, fragrant, hairy-stemmed perennial herb with white daisy-like flowers.
Native to Southern and Western Europe, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil is steam distilled from the herb’s fresh flowers. These chamomile flowers have been Eco-Ethically farmed in Britain, Eastern Europe, France, Italy, Chile, and the United States.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil (Roman) has a relaxing, calming scent that is fresh, warm, sweet and reminiscent of apples. Aromatically, this oil blends well with other fragrant oils such as bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, galbanum, jasmine, lavender, neroli, and rosemary.
The many properties of Roman Chamomile Essential Oil include:
Long considered a wonderfully comforting herb, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil has many soothing applications for both the mind and the body. It is so gentle, in fact, that in addition to being used to protect dry skin. Roman chamomile is one of the few essential oils that may be applied to skin which has become inflamed. For muscle and joint soreness, Roman chamomile can be added to a massage oil along with Rosemary.
For the mind, Chamomile Essential Oil (Roman) is used during periods of stress, anxiety, nervousness, headaches, and insomnia. It is also a favorite of aromatherapists for nervous indigestion, IBS, and colitis, but especially for menstrual disorders. For menstrual cramps, Chamomile Essential Oil (Roman) can be combined with Chamomile Essential Oil (Blue) to create a synergistic effect.
CAUTION: Non-toxic and non-irritant, Chamomile Essential Oil (Roman) should nevertheless be avoided by those suffering from allergies such as ragweed or hay fever, as they are likely to also be allergic to chamomile. Women who are in their 1st trimester of pregnancy should also avoid chamomile.
For the ancient Egyptians, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil was sacred to Ra, their solar deity. In cases of fever, they dedicated the herb to the sun, and to the moon for its cooling and soothing properties. Not only did they use it for nervous complaints, but also in their perfumes, cosmetics, and shampoos.
- Do not take essential oils internally.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution, refer to an aromatherapy text).
- The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not appropriate for treatment of illnesses.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
- The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.