Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
What are the Plant Properties? Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, nerve regenerative, relaxant, antiparasitic, detoxifies blood and liver.
What is the Genus Species? Chamaemeleum nobile
Why is this information important? There are several different species of Chamomile. Roman Chamomile (Chamaemeleum nobile) and German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) are the most common species used for essential oils. But remember, even though they will share similar properties they are not totally the same. And I definitely use them for different purposes.
Where is the name derived from? Chamomile comes from two Greek words Kamai and melon meaning "ground apple".
Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What is the ORAC Value? 240 µTE/100g
Why be bothered with this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Strawberries= 1,540; Clove = 1,078,700.
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know in Ancient Egypt, Chamomile was dedicated to the sun god, Ra? Ra was evoked to restore wholeness to the Self.
What are the Documented Uses Roman Chamomile Essential Oil? Insomnia, anxiety, depression, skin conditions, ADHD, shock, relieve PMS, digestive problems, and sedates the nervous system.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Very calming and relaxing
What Chakra is Affected? Opens the heart and crown chakras.
How do I use it?
- Apply several drops (2-4) on location, ankles and wrists
- Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
- Directly inhale, diffuse,
- Diffuse, or
- May be used as a dietary supplement
Some companies will substitute a species within the family and try to sell it for therapeutic use! For example, Maroc (Ormenis multicaulis) is sometimes sold as Chamomile and it should not be used as a substitute!
Found In: M-Grain
Companion Products: Peppermint, Panaway, Lavender
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