20 November 2008

Roman Chamomile also known as English Chamomile, Sweet Chamomile and Garden Chamomile.The herb has had a medicinal reputation in the Mediterranean region for over 2000 years, and is still in widespread use.

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Botanical Name
Anthemis nobilis

Origin
Chamomile Roman is native to England
It is now cultivated in Germany, France and Morocco

Color
Gray/Very Pale or light Blue

Consistency/Viscosity
Thin, watery viscosity

Perfumery Note
Middle

Aroma
Bright, crisp, sweet, apple, herbaceous aroma

Extraction Method
Extracted from the flowers by steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Angelic, Methacrylic, Butyric, Tiglic Acids, Azulene, High Ester Content, Pinocarvone, Pinene, Bisabolol, Farnesol, Pinocarveol, Cineole, Beta-caryophyllene, Camphene, Myrcene

Therapeutic Properties
Analgesic, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, anti-depressant, anti-neuralgic, carminative, vulnerary, sedative, nervine, digestive, tonic and digestive

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Pain reliever : muscle aches and pains, rheumatism, headaches, migraine, neuralgia, toothache and earache
  • Skin problems: acne, eczema, rashes, wounds, dermatitis, dry itchy skin and allergic conditions in general. Relaxes and soothes the nerves, digestive system and gynecological conditions
  • For babies: diluted it soothes an irritated and teething baby, helps for colic, diarrhea and gastric spasms
  • Chamomile Oil can effectively minimize irritability and nervousness in some children; this, Lavender oil and Vanilla oil are the three primary essential oils for this purpose
  • Chamomile Oil can also help combat depression, insomnia and stress
  • The oil is also noted to neutralize allergies, cleanse the blood and support the liver in releasing toxins
Precaution
  • Both are considered non-toxic and non-irritant, yet since they do emmenagogue properties when used in high concentrations
  • It should be avoided during pregnancy
  • Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction
  • One of the safest and most gentle oils used in aromatherapy
  • Safe for use on children
Blend With
Bergamot, Clary sage, Lavender, Geranium, Jasmine, Tea tree, Grapefruit, Rose, Lemon and Ylang ylang

Recipe

Abdominal Cramp Massage Blend :
Massage as needed onto abdomen.

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