Chamomile, Roman (Chamaemelum nobile)
Roman Chamomile has a great reputation for being calming and soothing. It is a mild sedative and helps reduce stress and anxiety. helps to relieve skin irritations. Roman Chamomile is often used for skin irritations, infections and wounds.
It is used to relieve seasonal allergies to relieve mucus congestion, irritation, swelling and hives. Its anti-inflammatory agents, it can help reduce pain associated with arthritis as well as soothe menstrual cramps and body aches commonly associated with PMS.
Botanical Family, Origin & Extraction: Compositae (daisy), USA
Properties: Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, calming, and relaxing
Body Systems Affected: Emotional balance, nervous system, skin
Aromatic Influence: Because it is calming and relaxing it can combat depression, insomnia, and stress. It eliminates some of the emotional charge of anxiety, irritability, and nervousness. It can dispel anger, stabilize emotions and help to release emotions that are linked to the past. It may also be used to soothe and clear the mind creating an atmosphere of peace and patience. It has a fruity, herbaceous & sweet aroma.
Other Possible Uses: Chamomile neutralizes allergies and increases the ability of the skin to regenerate. It is a cleanser of the blood and also helps the liver to reject poisons and to discharge them. This oil may help with allergies, bruises, cuts, depression, insomnia, muscle tension, nerves (calming and promoting nerve health), restless legs, and skin conditions like acne, boils, dermatitis, eczema, rashes and sensitive skin. Chamomile is mild enough to use on infants and children; for centuries, mothers have used chamomile to calm crying children, ease earaches, fight fevers, soothe stomach aches and colic and relieve toothaches and teething pain. It can safely and effectively reduce irritability and minimize nervousness in children, especially hyperactive children.
Historical Uses: It was traditionally used by the ancient Romans to give them a clear mind and to empower them with courage for their battles. According to Roberta Wilson, "...chamomile was nicknamed the 'plant's physician' because it supposedly cured any ailing plant placed near it."
French Medicinal Uses: Intestinal parasites, neuritis, neuralgia, shock (nervous)
Blends With: Lavender, rose, geranium or clary sage
Directions for Use: Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for internal consumption fy the FDA (21CFR182.20)*
- Dilute 1 drop of oil in 1 teaspoon of honey or 4 oz of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk)
- Use 6-8 drops in a diffuser of your choice
- Apply diluted to flex points and/or directly on area of concern.
- Dilute with a base and massage over stomach, solar plexus and thighs.
- Add to bath for relief of symptoms or as a warm compress
- Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 to 14 years
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes
- Do not apply undiluted to skin (refer to an aromatherapy text)
- The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should use essential oils after consulting a trained healthcare practitioner
- You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease
- Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical
GC/MS Report: The analysis of our Roman Chamomile batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Chamaemelum nobile. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in the GC/MS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced on the date of analysis.
*Mockingbird Apothecary does not recommend ingestion of essential oils