Chamomile has a long history in folk medicine for promoting a good night’s sleep when taken in tea form. Its aroma is sweet , light and comforting. Next to Lavender, Roman Chamomile is my favorite complement for its gentle soothing, and sedative qualities. It is soothing to the spirit.
In times of nervousness, restlessness, exhaustion, stress, tension, grief, and depression*; chamomile can promote stillness and calmness to help us become emotionally stable. Its aroma brings inner peace to relieve emotional stress and tension overall.
On a physical level, chamomile is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and a nerve sedative.* It is effective in treating conditions where there is “excess heat” as well as a great compliment in formulations to help alleviate tired, sore bodies and muscles. In skin care applications, it is favored for soothing reddened, aggravated skin. Roman chamomile can safely be used on children, the elderly and animals.
Interesting Fact: Chamomile comes from the Greek word chamos, or ground, for its low growing habit, and melos, or apple, for the sweet apple-like scent of its blossoms.
Blends Well With Many Oils Including: Floral oils such as lavender oil, Geranium, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang oil, and citrus oils like Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, or Tangerine.
Soothing Roman Chamomile Recipes…
For headache sufferers, blend 2 drops of Roman chamomile with 5 drops of Lavender in a large bowl of warm water. Take a small washcloth and lightly skim the surface of this mixture with it; applying the warm compress to your aching head.
Soothing Bath For All ages
Soothe the Nerves with Direct Palm Inhalation– Inhale Roman Chamomile to calm the nerves especially in stressful times and/or during transitions.