Benefits of Roman Chamomile Oil

02/10/2013 admin Essential Oil Profiles


What is the Genus Species? Anthemis nobilis

Why is this information important? There are several different species of Chamomile. Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) and German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) are the most common species used for essential oils. But remember, even though they will share similar properties they are not totally the same. And I definitely use them for different purposes.

Where is the name derived from? Chamomile comes from two Greek words Kamai and melon meaning “ground apple”.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used?Flowering Top

What is the ORAC Value?240 µTE/100g

Why be bothered with this number?ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Strawberries= 1,540; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know in Ancient Egypt, Chamomile was dedicated to the sun god, Ra? Ra was evoked to restore wholeness to the Self.

What are the Plant Properties?Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, nerve regenerative, relaxant, antiparasitic, detoxifies blood and liver.

What are the Documented Uses Roman Chamomile Essential Oil? Insomnia, anxiety, depression, skin conditions, ADHD, shock, relieve PMS, digestive problems, and sedates the nervous system.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Very calming and relaxing

What is the Spiritual Influence?Brings peace, love and acceptance to self. Can be helpful for shock and grief. Opens communications to the Angelic Realm by opening intuition and receptivity.

What Chakra is Affected?Opens the heart and crown chakras.

How do I use it?

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location, ankles and wrists
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale, diffuse,
  • Diffuse, or
  • May be used as a dietary supplement

Good oil for the First Aid Kit: Yes

Can this oil be used for Animals?Yes, works great on stress and anxiety related issues. The dogs and horses love it!

Note for Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine oils in particular that are not therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Roman Chamomile essential oil does not have any known contraindications. Non-irritating and non-toxic.

Some companies will substitute a species within the family and try to sell it for therapeutic use! For example, Maroc (Ormenis multicaulis) is sometimes sold as Chamomile and it should not be used as a substitute!

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that Chamomile mixed with flour was used as a folk remedy for hardening of the liver, stomach and spleen?

Did you know that mothers have used Roman Chamomile for centuries to calm children and combat upset stomachs and toothaches?

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