Many essential oils have clever nick names that indicate their value throughout history, and for Chamomile Roman Essential Oil that name is “plant’s physician.” According to a 20th century writer and gardener, any garden with Roman Chamomile would always flourish. Throughout time, Chamomile has been considered a highly versatile medicinal herb. The Egyptians worshipped Chamomile above all other herbs due to its healing properties, and it is one of the “Nine Sacred Herbs” in ancient Anglo-Saxon manuscript. Even in more recent times, doctors in England and the colony of Virginia kept their medical bags stocked with Chamomile.
The Chamomile plant is a small perennial herb with feathery leaves and daisy-like flowers that originated in Southern and Western Europe. The plant was eventually naturalised in North America and is now cultivated around the world in temperate regions such as England, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, France, and America. Chamomile Roman essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of the flower heads. This pure oil begins as a pale blue but yellows with time. Its warm, sweet, and fruity scent is instantly recognisable.
Chamomile Roman Essential Oil is extremely versatile, earning labels as an antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, digestive stimulant, muscle relaxant, and sedative.
Emotionally, Chamomile Roman essential oil is well known for its ability to fight anxiety and depression, especially using a diffuser. The vapours of Chamomile travel directly to the olfactory section of the brain to limit tension and reduce the body’s response to stress. Research has consistently proven that aromatherapy is one of the fastest means to positively impact emotions, and Chamomile Roman essential oil certainly does the trick.
Physically, Chamomile Roman essential oil can improve digestion, reduce pain, soothe the skin, and even improve oral health. Since Roman Chamomile is so relaxing, it can work wonders on the digestive system to alleviate indigestion, acid reflux, and nausea. It’s also often called the “Herbal Aspirin” because this oil can fight inflammation and reduce pain and swelling. Chamomile’s properties apply in a similar fashion to the skin and mouth by fighting bacteria and boosting immune defenses.
Chamomile Roman essential oil blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Rose, Geranium, Lavender, and Neroli. Just 4 drops of Roman Chamomile and 2 drops of Rose can soothe and comfort your physical and emotional state into complete peace. Roman Chamomile, Bergamot, and Clary Sage also make a powerful combination to inspire a better night’s sleep, especially for children.
With so many uses, it’s clear that Chamomile Roman essential oil earned its worship among the Egyptians.