Why You Should Use Roman Chamomile As Your March Oil of The Month

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Have you ever had a cup of chamomile tea? Do you grow chamomile in your herb garden? If you like the herb then you are going to love the essential oil!

Why You Should Use Roman Chamomile as Your Essential Oil of The Month

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Why You Should Use Roman Chamomile as Your March Essential Oil of The Month!

Today we are going to discuss the many benefits of roman chamomile essential oil!

Scientific Name:

First let’s look at the scientific name for roman chamomile. It is: Chamaemelum nobile (Anthemis nobilis)

Again, as we discussed in January’s Essential Oil of The Month Post, knowing the scientific name of an essential oil is very important. Some essential oils have lots of different species. Some of these species can be harmful to certain people or could be used for different things. So it is important when purchasing an essential oil to make sure that you read the full scientific name so that you know what you are getting.

What is roman chamomile essential oil and where does it come from?

Roman chamomile is native to northwestern Europe and Northern Ireland. It grows close to the ground and it’s flowers have yellow centers surrounded by white petals. The flowers looks very much like a miniature daisy.

The roman chamomile essential oil that I prefer is harvested in England from the stems, leaves and blossoms of the plant.

Roman Chamomile’s History:

Recorded use of roman chamomile dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptians. It was used for fevers, skin care, etc.

The word ‘chamomile’ comes from the Ancient Greek word  ‘Chamomaela‘ and means ‘ground apple’. It was probably named after its scent, as the plant has an apple like smell to it.


How can roman chamomile benefit you?

Antifungal and Antioxidant

According to pubmed.gov a study was done where chamomile essential oil and several other essential oils were tested against different fungi species.

This study confirmed the excellent antifungal and antioxidant properties of the essential oils against foodborne pathogenic fungi.

Intestinal Health

The Be Young Total Health Desk Reference, cites Roman Chamomile as being very useful for indigestion, nausea and vomiting.

Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt, in his book The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, says that chamomile contains the following properties: antispasmodic, carminative, calming, sedative, and nervine. Thus making it very useful for intestinal issues.

To help you to understand this better, let’s look at the definition of a few of these properties:

  • antispasmodic- relieves spasms and cramping

  • carminative- aids in the expulsion of gas from the intestines

  • nervine- supports nervous system and nerves

Teething

Both Jennifer Hochell Pressimone in her Introduction to Holistic Aromatherapy Course, and Valerie Worwood in her book The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, suggest using roman chamomile for teething relief.

I also use roman chamomile in my own teething relief blend that I learned to make in my aromatherapy certification training. I have used this blend with great success for my own children.

Roman Chamomile and Children

Valerie Worwood lists many benefits and recipes for the use of roman chamomile for children in her book.

For ages newborn to adult, she lists uses for this wonderful oil. She provides recipes for everything from skin care, diaper rash, fretfulness, sleeping, teething, burns, insomnia, fevers, constipation, diarrhea etc.

I love using roman chamomile for emotions that my children experience. Particularly for anger.

Jennefir Pressimone, owner of JennScents institute referred to roman chamomile as the ‘road rage’ oil. Her course Introduction to Holistic Aromatherapy lists this oil as being great for hot tempers and depression.

If you would like to learn more about essential oils for emotional health in children please read my post Childhood Emotions and Essential Oils.

FREE Essential Oil Chart!

Also, if you would like roll-on recipes to use for emotions in children then read more here in my Essential Oil Roll-ons for Kids Emotions post. This post gives you access to my FREE chart that includes recipes to create your own roll-ons for your children. These blends are color coordinated which allows children to use the blends themselves based upon the emotions that they are experiencing.

Or you can subscribe to receive your free chart below!

Additonal Uses:

According to Be Young’s Total Health Desk Reference, traditional and alternative uses of roman chamomile include:

  • Painful Menstruation

  • Mental Stress

  • Sinusitis

  • Inflammation

  • Sore gums

  • Wounds

  • Frostbite

  • Gallstones

  • Heart Burn

  • Loss of Appetite

Contraindications:

A contraindication is a medical reason for not using something. In this case it is a medical reason for why you should not use roman chamomile essential oil. Below are a list of possible contraindications.

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Roman Chamomile is believed to cause miscarriage and should probably be avoided during pregnancy.

  • Ragweed Allergies: Roman Chamomile may cause an allergic reaction in people with a ragweed allergy.

Quality

You also want to make sure that you are using a good quality roman chamomile essential oil. As an Aromatherapist I would never recommend buying an essential oil at a local store. I can almost guarantee you that it is not a pure oil. There are no government regulations on essential oils, so an oil can be diluted by up to 50% and still be marketed as a pure oil.

Which brand of essential oils should I use?

Make sure that you know and trust your source. If you have a brand that you feel confident in you can use that. If you aren’t sure about where to get roman chamomile essential oil, or if you would like to check out the brand that I use, you can find it on my business website Healing Blends For Life.

Which Essential Oil Brand Should I Use?

Where to buy at discounted prices!

If you are interested in learning how you can buy my preferred brand of essential oils at a discounted price check out my Essential Oil page!

I hope you enjoy roman chamomile essential oil!

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Please check out January’s  Oil of The Month and February’s Oil of The Month posts as well!

To participate in the discussion group, please come back after using roman chamomile and comment below with your opinion of the oil! Part of the reason that I am writing these Oil of the Month posts is so that we can discuss our results and thoughts on the oils. I want to encourage discussion and a community of essential oil enthusiasts!

Have you used Roman chamomile essential oil before? What did you like about it? Did it help you? Please share your experience in the comments below! I truly appreciate your participation!

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The information provided on this site is completely my own opinion and does not reflect the opinions or beliefs of any other entity.
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References:

Be Young Total Health Desk Reference

Jennifer Hochell Pressimone- JennScents Institute Aromatheray Certification Courses

Valerie Ann Worwood- The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt- The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy

PubMed.gov PMID: 26706134 Evaluation of antioxidant and antifungal properties of the traditional plants against food borne fungal pathogens.

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