English or Roman chamomile, a perennial native to Western Europe, northwards to Northern Ireland, is a low-growing herb with a creeping rhizome reaching a foot in height. It is often grown in herb gardens as a low, mat-like ground cover. The flower heads are about an inch across and sparse compared with German chamomile (a.k.a. chamomile blue) - a solitary head sits atop each flower stalk. As a popular remedy, it may be thought of as the European counterpart of ginseng. It has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, stomach ailments, and as an anti-inflammatory, to name only a few therapeutic uses.
Chamomile Roman Essential Oil Information
Country of Origin: UK
Latin Name: anthernis nobilis
Part of plant used: Flowering tops
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Odour: Pungent, earthy, herbaceous
Roman Chamomile Oil Benefits
Nervous System: correlates with the throat chakra and increases honest, compassionate communication. Calms and soothes feelings of anger and frustration.
Muscular: arthritis, inflamed muscles and joints, neuralgia, sprains, rheumatism when blended with yarrow and helichrysum for inflammations.
Digestive: herbal extract with: dyspepsia, cholic, indigestion, nausea, gastro duodenal ulcers, liver regulation and regeneration, ulcer, protective when used as a tea
Skin: acne, rosacea, allergies, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, sensitive skin, inflammations, teething pain, especially good at lose dose for severe leg(skin) ulcers, any damaged skin, severely infected skin (i.e. cellulite)
Chamomile Roman Oil is considered to be more effective for emotional conditions while Chamomile Blue Oil
is preferred for skin.
Chamomile Oil Use - Directions
To create your own custom wellness, bath and body products, choose any of Escents' unscented products and add 10-20 drops per 30ml or 1oz of product. Use in dilutions of 1% or less for massage or other skin applications. You can also add 5-8 drops in an aromatherapy diffuser to scent your space or eliminate unpleasant odours.
Do not take internally; keep away from eyes. Use sparingly. Keep away from children. If irritation develops, discontinue use.