CHAMOMILE ROMAN (middle note) Calming and soothing.
Traditionally used as a kind, safe and gentle oil suitable for children.
Grown in temperate climates throughout Europe and grows wild in the countryside of Britain. There are three types of Chamomile which are used in Aromatherapy. All have small daisy like flowers the oil is obtained through steam distillation of the flowering heads.
Chamomile can be used to make a calming refreshing herbal tea.
In Europe Chamomile was grown in the Monasteries and in domestic herb gardens for its medicinal properties. Chamomile was used by the army and navy as a natural antiseptic: more powerful than seawater.
It is one of the safest oils – and very rare for anyone to have an allergic reaction. It has been used throughout history, the ancient Egyptians believed Chamomile to be sacred whilst Hippocrates dedicated it to the sun due to its healing properties for many ‘agues’.
Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, low toxicity, anti-allergic, sedative, carminative, tonic and digestive, diuretic…
Used to Treat
- Skin: Eczema, boils, dermatitis, chapped and dry skin, inflammation and wounds.
- Aches & pains, muscular, headaches, arthritis, rheumatism, and earache.
- Nervous conditions, especially good for children, sore gums- teething.
- Digestive complaints: indigestion, gastritis, peptic ulcers, and diarrhoea.
- Menstrual disorders and fluid retention.
- Hair – in hair rinses for healthy and shiny hair, relieving itchy scalps, lightening blonde hair.
Emotional Soothing and calming –
Calming and soothing: for insomnia, anxiety and depression. Hysteria and in fretful children
- Add to room fresheners in a bedroom to encourage sleep. Plant next to roses in the garden to keep the roses healthy. Pets – for earache, rheumatism, skin complaints and hoof rot in horses!