Chamomile, Roman (Anthemis nobilis)
Description: GRAS- This is the low growing perennial that rarely exceeds 30cm. The plant is extensively grown in central and Eastern Europe. Leaves are lacy and finely divided on stems capped with small, white daisy-like flowers.
Common Uses: Roman Chamomile can be excellent for acne, allergies, boils, burns, cuts, dry itchy skin, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, hypersensitive skin, broken veins (couperose), inflammations, eases puffiness, strengthens tissues, excellent cleanser. Beneficial for asthma of nervous origin, analgesic action eases arthritis, low back and muscle pain, rheumatism, sprains, inflamed joints, for chronic infections, stimulates production of white corpuscles, useful for surgical intervention. Mouth ulcer, toothache, digestive, soothes stomach, relieves gastritis, diarrhea, ulcers, vomiting, colitis, (may help irritable bowel syndrome), colic nausea, and intestinal parasites are all benefited. Could be effective against anemia and jaundice. It induces menstruation, eases painful and difficult periods, and regulates cycles, PMS, irritability and menopausal symptoms. Its aroma can be a relaxant, sedative, eases anxiety, worries, nervous system shock, tension, anger and fear, gives patience, peace, and calms the mind. Excellent made into an herb tea sweetened with stevia or honey.
Blends well with: Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Neroli, Marjoram, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Rosewood, Clary Sage, Ylang-ylang.
Aromatic Scent: The relaxing aroma of this essential oil, sometimes described as like ‘apples and straw’ is an exotic and rich scent. It is commonly accepted as the best smelling of the Chamomiles.
History: Chamomile Roman Essential Oil has a long tradition in herbal medicine. The flowers were used in many cures including an herbal tea to cure insomnia. During the Second World War chamomile was also used as a disinfectant. Overall, this herb has been used for medicinal purposes and skin therapy for a long time, in particular in Europe.
Cautions: No known toxicity. Use well diluted. High doses may trigger skin reactions in sensitive individuals.