Chamomile, Roman

Roman Chamomile- AroMeds Chamaemelum nobile is organically grown in England, and is sometimes referred to as English Chamomile.The flowering tops are steam distilled. The flower is in the compositae or asteraceae families, is a middle-top note with a sweet, apple fruity and mildly herbaceous aroma.

Uses-

  • Roman chamomile is a very effective anti-spasmotic in massage oil, and useful in relieving both menstrual and digestive spasms and cramps.
  • Effective in women's health remedies for menses irregularities and symptoms of PMS
  • It aids digestion, aiding constipation, flatulence and colitis.
  • A nervous system sedative, calming the body and mind. Can help to support sleep, and is sometimes used in headache blends.
  • Often seen in allergy blends because of its ability to calm nasal irritation.
  • Particularly helpful to children...try diffusing in your child's room for 30 minutes prior to bedtime to help them drift off to sleep.

Emotional Support -  roman chamomile encourages stillness, calmness, softness and gentleness. It can also create feelings of serenity and spiritual peace while nurturing stability, understanding and cooperation. 

    Blends well with- lavender, geranium, grapefruit, clary sage, palmarosa, patchouli, jasmine, lavender, lemon, rose

    Notes of interest- Battaglia states, "Roman chamomiles common name is derived from the Greek work chamaimelon - chamai meaning on the ground, and melon an apple, referring to its distinctive smell when fresh ."

    Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

    Safety data- Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.

    Resources-

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

    Butje, A. Aromahead Institute Teacher Training Manual, 2013.

    Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014. 

    Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

    Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.


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