Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
• United Kingdom
• Anthemis nobilis L. flower heads, steam distilled.
Aroma: Bright, crisp, sweet, apple-like, fruity, and herbaceous. The relaxing aroma of this essential oil, sometimes described as 'apples and straw' is an exotic and rich scent. It is commonly accepted as the best smelling of the three Chamomiles. The scent grows on you!
History: This herb has been used for medicinal purposes and skin therapy for thousands of years, in particular in Europe.
Colour: Gray/Very Pale Blue
Perfumery Note: Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium-Strong
Common Uses: Chamomile has a long tradition in herbal medicine. The flowers were used in many cures including an herbal tea to cure insomnia. During the Second World War, chamomile was also used as a disinfectant. The essential oil is useful in the treatment of aches and pains in muscles and joints. Treatment of symptoms of PMS with Chamomile is also beneficial especially when the symptoms are related to stress.
Possible Uses: Abscesses, allergies, arthritis, boils, colic, cuts, cystitis, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, hair, headache, inflamed skin, insect bites, insomnia, nausea, neuralgia, PMS, rheumatism, sores, sprains, strains, stress, wounds.
Constituents: High Ester Content, Pinocarvone, Pinene, Bisabolol, Farnesol, Pinocarveol, Cineole, Azulene, Beta-caryophyllene, Camphene, Myrcene [Shirley Price, The Aromatherapy Workbook
Cautions: No known toxicity. Use well diluted. High doses may trigger skin reactions in sensitive individuals.