Roman Chamomile

Anthemis nobilis
Botanical name: 
Anthemis nobilis

Fresh and sunny

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Analgesic - local pain relief
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Menstrual Regulator - irregular or heavy periods
Carminative - indigestion, flatulence, sluggish digestion
Hormone Regulator - irregular periods, pms, menopause, oedema,
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Anti-inflammatory - rashes, inflamed skin, allergy,
Family: 
Asteraceae
Country of origin: 
British Isles, across southern and western Europe
Part of plant used: 
Flowers
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Florals and herbs and most oils.
Chemical character: 
Ester type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications. Safe for use with babies and children.
Odour profile: 
Apple and 'pear drop', with straw notes.
Plant description: 
small creeping herb with large daisy like flowers.
Historical use: 
Called Manzanila in Spain because of its appley aroma, it is used for alleviating nervous tension. Chamomile tea is said to be calming and an aid to sleep.