Roman Chamomile History and Use

Posted by jeff on 7/19/2010 to Oils
Roman chamomile is similar to German chamomile as far as treatments go. They are completely different species, however. Roman chamomile is a little milder than German chamomile.

Because it is milder it does a great job treating people who are more sensitive. It is often used to treat small children and infants. It can also be a better alternative for elderly people.

Roman chamomile essential oil is available to treat a variety of things. It was used by the Egyptians, Moors and even the Saxons through out human history. Roman chamomile were first grown in Northern Ireland. The essential oil is extracted from the plant's white and yellow flower head.

Roman Chamomile is used to calm down the central nervous system. It can also calm down upset stomachs and nausea. Because it is a mild essential oil it used to be prescribed for morning sickness in pregnancy.

Roman Chamomile also relieves symptoms of flatulence. It can help with digestion disorders, such as nervous bowel syndrome. It has antispasmodic properties that allow it to help abdominal aches or menstrual cramps. It is also has anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile essential oil can relieve sprains and swelling when added to a cold compress.

Roman chamomile is often used by people with sensitive skin. It mixes well with a variety of other essential oils. Popular mixes are with lemon, rose, jasmine and lavender.

Roman chamomile is also a great aromatherapy oil. It is very versatile and can be used in a lot of different ways. It is there to sooth and help both the spirit and the body.

Roman chamomile has many other uses. It is a great all-purpose oil that can be used directly on the skin. Be sure to always talk to your aromatherapist for any special instructions on how to use any products that you buy from them.