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Aroma: herbaceous, sweet, floral
Extraction: Steam Distillation
Part Used: Flower
Chemical Family: Ester
Roman chamomile, while providing many practical uses from relieving indigestion and gas, to skin blemishes and insomnia, has a warm and pleasing aroma that is as enjoyable as it is useful. For those whose lives are full of stress and anxiety, roman chamomile has a harmonizing, calming and sedative effect that’s especially helpful when it comes time to unwind.
- Diarrhea: Because Roman Chamomile has antispasmodic properties, it may help ease diarrhea and intestinal spasms.
- Insomnia: To take advantage of Roman Chamomile’s sedative properties, you can dilute and apply it topically, or add a few drops to your bedside diffuser to fill a room with its quieting influence.
- Spasms: A popular choice to dilute and apply topically to the abdomen or to sore muscles to help ease painful spasms and cramps. Can be added to your favorite all-natural massage oil, or diluted and added to your bath for a luxurious and relaxing experience.
- Wounds: Roman Chamomile can help cleanse and soothe minor burns, blisters, stings, or bites when diluted and applied to the area.
Available Sizes & Bottle Styles
- Aromatherapy Style Bottles come in 2 ml, 5ml, 10ml, and 30ml and are 100% pure & potent therapeutic essential oil
- Ready-to-Go Roll-on Style Bottles come in 4 ml and 10ml sizes, and are 100% pure & potent therapeutic grade essential oil expertly mixed with high quality carrier oil to make these roll-ons ready to use on-the-go with the ideal balance of aroma, potency & safety.
Apply 1-2 diluted drops on area of concern, pulse points, abdomen, or back
Add several drops to skin or skin care products
Add 8-10 drops to a diffuser
Add a drop to palms of hands, cover nose and mouth and inhale
Add to water in spray bottle to spritz in room or on linens
Inhale scent directly from bottle, or put a drop on tissue and inhale
INTERNALLY: (see internal use safety recommendations)
Dilute with carrier oil & add to cold or hot beverage to benefit body systems
Add 1-10 diluted drops to capsule
Our Recommendations: If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have liver or kidney disfunction, consult your physician before use. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, and sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children.
If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (If it is not already diluted, dilute with a carrier oil).
Store in a covered or dark, airtight container in the refrigerator or cool area for longest shelf life.
Roman Chamomile was traditionally used to relieve pain.
- Gordon, L. (1980) A Country Herbal. Devon: Webb & Bower Publishers Ltd.
- Grieve, M. (1992) A Modern Herbal London: Tiger Books International. (Original work published in 1931)
The idea of aromatherapy, using essential oils, has been considered as an alternative antidepressant treatment. In the present study, we investigated the effect of Roman chamomile essential oil inhalation for two weeks on depressive-like behaviors in Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats. We found that inhalation of either Roman chamomile or one of its main components α-pinene, attenuated depressive-like behavior in WKY rats in the forced swim test. These findings collectively suggest the involvement of mitochondrial functions and parvalbumin-related signaling in the antidepressant effect of α-pinene inhalation.
- Kong, Y., Wang, T., Wang, R. et al. Inhalation of Roman chamomile essential oil attenuates depressive-like behaviors in Wistar Kyoto rats. Sci. China Life Sci. (2017) 60: 647. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11427-016-9034-8.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the antioxidant and antifungal activities of the essential oils from five aromatic herbs, including Thymus vulgaris, Chamaemelum nobile, Ziziphora clinopodioides, Zingiber officinale and Cuminum cyminum, against different Aspergillus and Penicillium species. CONCLUSION: Owing to their strong protective features, these oils could be used in ethno-medicine as preventers of lipid peroxidation and cellular damage, and in food industries as preservers of foodstuffs against spoilage fungi. Also, they could be the candidates to develop new antibiotics and disinfectants to control infective agents.
- Sharifzadeh A, Javan AJ, Shokri H, Abbaszadeh S, Keykhosravy K.(2016) Evaluation of antioxidant and antifungal properties of the traditional plants against foodborne fungal pathogens. J Mycol Med. Mar;26(1):e11-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mycmed.2015.11.002. Epub 2015 Dec 23.
Price and Price (2007) suggest that Roman Chamomile has anti-inflammatory action.
- Price, S. and Price, L (2007) Aromatherapy for Health Professionals 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
Roman Chamomile helps decrease inflammation by mildly inhibiting the 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) enzyme that is involved in the inflammation response according to in vitro research.
- Baylac S, & Racine P. (2003) Inhibition of 5-Lipoxygenase by essential oils and other natural fragrances. Int J Aromatherapy. 13(2-3):138-42.
Topical application of Roman Chamomile extracts soothes a variety of inflammatory skin conditions in animals.
- Della Loggia R. Chamomile extracts exerted anti-inflammatory effects when applied topically in animal models of inflammation. Plant Med. 1990;56:657-58.
Clinical and invitro studies found that Roman chamomile extracts and essential oils penetrate into the deeper skin layers where it reduces the production and activity of pro-inflammatory molecules (prostaglandins, and COX-2 enzyme, without affecting the COX-1 enzyme) to reduce inflammatory skin conditions.
- Merfort I, Heilmann J, Hagedorn-Leweke U, et al. In vitro skin penetration studies of camomile flavones. Pharmazie. 1994 Jul;49(7):509-11.
- Srivastava JK, Pandy M, Gupta S. Chamomile, a novel and selective CoX-2 inhibitor with anti-inflammatory activity. Life S,i. 209 Nov;85(19-20):663-69.
Pénoël and Franchomme (1990) state that the esters in Roman Chamomile have antispasmodic activity.
- Franchomme, P. and Pénoël, D. (1990) L’aromathérapie Exactement. Limoges: Jallois.
The essential oil also had a remarkable smooth muscle relaxant effect in this setting. Similar relaxant effects were also detected on other visceral preparations, including human jejunum. This is the first report on the activity of Roman chamomile on smooth muscles that may reassure the rationale of the traditional use of this plant in spasmodic gastrointestinal disorders.
- Sándor, Z., Mottaghipisheh, J., Veres, K., Hohmann, J., Bencsik, T., Horváth, A., Kelemen, D., Papp, R., Barthó, L., … Csupor, D. (2018). Evidence Supports Tradition: The in Vitro Effects of Roman Chamomile on Smooth Muscles. Frontiers in pharmacology, 9, 323. doi:10.3389/fphar.2018.00323
The scent of Roman Chamomile has a calming, sedating effect.
- Moss, M., Howarth, R., Wilkinson, L. and Wesnes, K. (2006) Expectancy and the aroma of Roman chamomile influence mood and cognition in healthy volunteers. International Journal of Aromatherapy 16, 2, 63-73.