ROMAN Chamomile is best used for its CALMING, ANTISPASMODIC (muscle cramp relief), and MOOD BALANCING qualities. It’s a more pleasant aroma than German Chamomile and is better suited for it’s sedative properties than German.
Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile (synonym: Anthemis nobilis L.)
Plant Origin: UK
Botanical family: Asteraceae
Plant Part: flowers, unsprayed
Processed: steam distilled
Chemical family: Esters
Aroma: Sweet and apple-like
Max Dermal Use: None Suggested
Safety Concerns: None Suggested
Anti-inflammatory – alleviates inflamed areas (rashes, sore muscles, etc.)
Antiseptic – fights germs/infections
Anti-spasmodic – relieves muscular spasms/tension/cramps
Digestive Aid - stimulates the stomach and digestion when rubbed into the belly
Sedative (CNS) – calming to the Central Nervous System
SAFETY: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We are not doctors or medical professionals.
We are passionate about aromatherapy and all things healthy and natural. We also believe strongly in the safe use of essential oils. To learn more about blending safely, we have a learning section devoted just to this issue: Drops & Dilutions.
Safety recommendations are based on Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition, Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 2014.
Amazing for insomnia and baby colic!
Posted by Liz Fulcher, AromaticWisdomInstitute.com on 30th Oct 2013
This is the essential oil that led me to my current path in Aromatherapy. It was used to massage the newborns in the clinic where my son was born in Rome, Italy. It has wonderful antispasmodic properties for colicy tummies and helps little ones stay calm. Both parents AND baby get a deep, restful sleep.