Chamomile - Roman

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Botanical Name:
Anthemis noblis
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Growing Method:
Scent Characteristics:
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.
Safety Information:
Non-toxic and non-irritant. It should be avoided during pregnancy. Also, this oil should not be used by anyone who has an allergy to ragweed.

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.

The properties of Roman Chamomile Oil would indicate that is effective for skin care (for most skin-types), acne, allergies, boils, burns, inflamed skin conditions, earache, wounds, menstrual pain, premenstrual syndrome, headache, insomnia, nervous tension and other stress related disorders. It also adds a calming aspect to a blend, which may help in times of tension and reducing the symptoms of autism. It generally has a low toxicity, and is used commercially in shampoos for fair hair as it can lighten hair color.

In an aromatherapy diffuser, chamomile can be used for nervous complaints, headaches, migraines, menstrual pain, insomnia and premenstrual syndrome.