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Chamomile, Roman

Chamomile, Roman


Pure Therapeutic Roman Chamomile essential oil

Botanical name :  Anthemis nobilis  (Chamaemelum nobile)

Extraction method / Source :  Steam distillation / flowers

Aroma:  Rich, sweet fruity, apple-like

Note classification:  Middle       Odor Intensity :   4

Key constituents:  Isobutyl Angelate, Isamyl Methacrylate, Isomyl Angelate, Methyl Allyl Angelate, Isobutyl n-butyrate, 2-Methyl Butyl Angelate        Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request.

Shelf Life:   3 years or more if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light

Plant description :  Botanical family :  Asteraceae or Compositae (daisy)     Roman Chamomile is a low growing perennial plant which produces soft green leaves and sweet smelling small white flowers with yellow centers.

Regions of Production :  England

Growing Practices :  Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides 

Properties :  Analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-parasitic, anti-phlogistic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, digestive, emmenogogue, febrifuge, hepatic, sedative, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary  (Battaglia, 2003).      Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.

Uses / Benefits :  Helps relieve stress, restlessness, anxiety, depression, ADHD, insomnia, irritability/PMS, menstrual discomfort.  Promotes healing of wounds and various skin conditions including acne, eczema and dermatitis.   Soothes insect bites, reduces fever, aids digestion and helps detoxify blood and liver.

Methods of Administration: Topical: May be used neat (undiluted) on location or added to a carrier oil or lotion

Fragrant influences:  Calming, relaxing, helps reduce depression, anxiety, irritability and nervousness, dispels anger, stabilizes the emotions, helps release emotions linked to the past

Precautions :  Nontoxic, non-sensitizing, may irritate highly sensitive skin.

Blends well with :  Bergamot, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Oakmoss, Palmarosa, Rose, Tea Tree

History / Fun Facts :   Roman Chamomile has been used historically to treat digestive and liver ailments, relieve toothaches, promote skin regeneration, and calm crying children.


References :

Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia.

Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal, 2002. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY.

Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy : A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015.  Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX.

England, Allison, Aromatherapy for Mother and Baby, 1994. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Falconi, Dina, Earthly Bodies and Heavenly Hair : Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Every Body, 1998.  Ceres Press, Woodstock, NY.

Green, Mindy, Natural Perfumes, 1999. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.

Hampton, Aubrey, Natural and Organic Hair and Skin Care, 1987. Organica Press, Tampa, FL.

International Fragrance Research Association, (January 5, 2016).

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Schnaubelt, Kurt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy, 2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety, 2nd edition, 2014. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, New York, NY.

Tourles, Stephanie L, Hands On Healing Remedies, 2012. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.

United States Food and Drug Administration, HHS, 182.1  Substances That Are Generally Recognized as Safe, 182.20 Essential oils, Oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates), (January 28, 2016).

Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991.  New World Library, Novato, CA.

 Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 



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