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: England
Botanical family: Asteraceae
Plant Part: flowers, unsprayed
Processed: steam distilled
Chemical family: Esters
Aroma: Sweet and apple-like
CHEMISTRY & SAFETY
CHEMISTRY: Because Roman Chamomile is made up of almost entirely Esters, it is bound to be a calming and soothing essential oil. In general, the molecule family of ESTERS are sedative, antispasmodic, emotionally balancing and uplifting.
SAFETY: 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.
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
HOW TO USE
Relaxing Bath: Always add essential oils to a carrier before adding to your bath water. 3 drops Roman Chamomile and 3 drops Lavender. We recommend Dead Sea salt because of the high magnesium content.
After Bath Lotion: Using the same blend as the bath (Roman Chamomile and Lavender), add to an ounce of lotion and apply from the neck down. Breathe deep and enjoy a peaceful night of sleep.
Diffuse: Using an ultrasonic diffuser or tea light diffuser, add a few drops of Roman Chamomile with Lavender essential oil for a restful sleep.
ALWAYS USE HALF THE DILUTION FOR ELDERLY AND CHILDREN UNDER 5
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.