Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) has a warm, sweet, herbaceous scent that is relaxing and calming for both mind and body. Its gentleness makes it especially valuable for restless children. Soothing to all types of skin, it is used extensively in Europe in skin preparations.
Roman chamomile is also beneficial when added to massage oil for relief of muscle discomfort after exercise. Roman chamomile was one of the Saxons’ nine sacred herbs.
Folklore: Use of Chamomile dates back as far as ancient Egypt where it was dedicated to their gods. Folk remedies using the plant include treatments for dropsy and jaundice. it was also believed to revive any wilting plant placed near it. The flowers were also used as a dye to lighten hair.
Medical properties Chamomile is considered to be an antiseptic, antibiotic, disinfectant, bactericidal & Vermifuge. Other Uses: Roman chamomile neutralizes allergies and increases the ability of the skin to regenerate. It is a cleanser of the blood and also helps the liver discharge poisons. This oil may help with allergies, bruises, cuts, depression, insomnia, muscle tension, nerves (by calming and promoting nerve health), restless legs, and skin conditions, such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, rashes, and sensitive skin. It can effectively minimize irritability and nervousness in hyperactive children.
Roman Chamomile has an approximate ORAC of 2,446 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
Additional References for Roman Chamomile:
HerbalGram – Access the archives of the peer-reviewed journal of the American Botanical Council. HerbMedPro – Hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health.
How to use: For dietary or topical use. Diffuse, apply topically on bottom of feet, ankles, wrists or on location. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as soy or rice milk.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age.
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Item No. 3512, 5 ml – Roman Chamomile Essential Oil