Roman Chamomile has had a medicinal reputation in the Mediterranean region for over 2000 years, and is still in widespread use. It is current in the British Herbal Pharmacopeia for the treatment of dyspepsia, nausea, anorexia, vomiting in pregnancy, dysmenorrhoea and specifically flatulent dyspepsia associated with mental stress. Even in very small concentrations, whether alone or in combination with other oils, Roman Chamomile essential oil has a soothing, calming effect. It can help relieve cramps, spasms, can assist in mild shock, stomach tension, helpful with irritated skin, negative memories and trauma, depression, mineral deficiencies, hormone imbalance, and underactive thyroid.
For centuries, mothers have used chamomile to calm crying children, combat digestive and liver ailments, and relieve toothaches. Chamomile Oil can effectively minimize irritability and nervousness in some children, and has been used for centuries to calm crying children, soothe stomachaches and relieve teething pain.
As one of the premier oils for soothing and calming, chamomile is very gentle and used commonly with children. Apply topically ‘neat’, diluted in a carrier oil, or diffused this delightful a soothing essential oil is a favorite. Chamomile has a warm, sweet, fruity-herbaceous aroma and contains nearly 80% esters, an amount rarely found in essential oils. According to Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt in Advanced Aromatherapy, “Even in very small concentrations, whether alone or in combination with other oils (Roman Chamomile) has a soothing effect. It relieves cramps and spasms and helps relieve shock. In such cases, it is appropriate to massage a few undiluted drops into the solar plexus.”
Roman Chamomile Medical Properties:
Relaxant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, nerve regenerative, anesthetic, detoxifies blood and liver. And Young Living’s Sue Chao found Roman chamomile to be anti-viral.
Chamomile is soothing to all types of skin and a wonderful addition to a massage oil for sore muscles and joints. Chamomile is known for its strong soothing effect on both mind and body, very helpful when one has trouble sleeping or feels stressed.
Roman Chamomile Uses:
Relieves restlessness, anxiety, ADHD. depression, insomnia, skin conditions (acne, dermatitis, eczema).
Excellent for protecting dry skin, and can be used to treat nervousness, headaches, insomnia, muscle aches and menstrual disorders. The Roman is a comforting oil during high pollen count (unless you have an allergy to ragweed). This is such a gentle oil that it’s suitable for the young, the elderly and the fragile. It’s also one of the few essential oils that can be used on inflamed skin conditions.
Because it is calming and relaxing, it can combat depression, insomnia, and stress. It minimizes anxiety, irritability, and nervousness. It may also dispel anger, stabilize the emotions, and help to release emotions that are linked to the past.
Relieves nervous muscle tension, insomnia, allergies (do not use if one has allergies to ragweed), and gently yet effectively detoxifies the liver and expels toxins thereby relieving the pain and pressure in the delicate tissues of the head, neck and face.
Learn more about how to use pure therapeutic-grade YL Essential Oils
Roman Chamomile can also help with:
· acne, zits
· cooling effect
· grief / sorrow
· hay fever
· menstral cramps
· rashes, rigworm (fungus)
· jangled nreves
· muscle spasms
· a drop in herbal tea
Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction (a drop on the inside of the arm is good and wait a few minutes). Chamomile is one of the safest and most gentle oils used in aromatherapy. Safe for use on children.
Roman Chamomile blends well with: Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, and Rose essential oils.
Methods of Application:
1) Apply 2-4 drops on location, ankles, or wrists
2) chakras/vitaflex points
3) directly inhale
5) take as dietary supplement (1 drop with 4 drops vegetable oil in a capsule before meals) Note: I am only referring to YL therapeutic-grade essential oils – other brands can contain chemicals and solvents thus making them extremely unsuitable for ingesting as a dietary supplement.
Cost Effectiveness of Pure Young Living Oils
At retail pricing Chamomile costs about .52 cents per drop.
At wholesale pricing it’s about .40 cents per drop (this is a distributor membership).
As a wholesale member you’ll save about 24% when you choose the Distributor type – no you don’t have to buy anything you don’t want, nor be on autoship (however you will save more if you are), and you don’t have to sell a thing – REALLY EVER! If this interests you let me know and I’ll answer your questions.
Roman Chamomile is found in these Young Living blends:
Awaken, Clarity, Forgiveness, Gentle Baby, Harmony, Joy, JuvaFlex, Motivation, M-Grain, and Surrender.
Chamomile for Stomach Discomfort
Rub into the solar plexus to relieve tension or into the abdomen to relieve stomach complaints.
A drop of Young Living’s chamomile in your tea cup of warm water. (Note: Do NOT ingest any essential oil that is not ‘Therapeutic-grade’ and passes ‘AFNOR’ standards – cheap quality essential oils are absolutely LOADED with toxins and chemicals!)
A Chamomile Bath
Bath salts are a simple and delightful way to add valuable trace minerals to the bathwater, softening the water and gently cleansing the skin.
Use for relaxing bath or foot soak. It is soothing to all types of skin and is a wonderful addition to bath salts for sore muscles. Chamomile is known for its strong soothing effect on the mind and body. It is soothing to all types of skin and is a wonderful addition to bath salts for sore muscles, stress, and difficulty sleeping.
Chamomile for Muscle Pain Relief
Add to any carrier oil (YL V-6, or any vegetable oil) (2 drops per teaspoon) and apply to painful muscles, or add to a warm bath with bath salts.
You can blend Roman Chamomile with Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, and Rosemary for a muscle relaxing massage oil or bath.
Chamomile and Children
The younger the child, the more dilute the concentration of essential oils should be in a formula, bath, or inhalation application. Massage formulas, for example, can contain approximately 1 drop essential oil per ounce of carrier oil for each year of age. this is flexible depending on the oil and the situation, within a range of 3 drops for each year (i.e. For children one and under, up to 3 drops can be used with gentle oils such as Lavender and Chamomile and use only 1 or two drops with newborns).
When using a diffuser, use only enough oil so that the scent can be detected. Cold-air nebulizing diffusers may be used but watch the output as it is putting a high concentration of oils into the air for small children. In an average size room, say 30×30, running the cold-air diffuser for 20 minutes a day is fine.
Warming (putting a couple drops in a bowl of hot water) or when using the Young Living Ultrasonic or Travel diffuser can be run for longer periods.
Reminder: Diffuser Coupon for the Wholesale Customer / Distributor
Those of you who have a wholesale membership there is a coupon in your Start Living kit – 50% off on one of the 3 Young Living diffusers, that’s a huge savings (choose one of 5 Start Living kits under the ‘Distributor’ membership for wholesale pricing – no selling, or monthly orders required!)
Air Spray / Air Freshener
You can very easily make your own completely non-toxic air freshener / room spray. Here’s how…
In a 32 oz. spray bottle add a total of 20 drops of your favorite YL essential oils, fill spray bottle with water, shake often and spray into the air, door knobs, light switches, on surfaces to kill bacteria/germs.
Pets and Chamomile
Calming: lavender and Roman Chamomile (add a little to feed)
Hoof Rot: Blend together equal parts of Roman Chamomile, Thyme, an.d Melissa. Add to carrier oil and apply to hoof.
Dog Earache Blend
1 drop Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
1 drop Lavender
1 drop Roman Chamomile
Dilute in carrier oil, rub around outside parts of the ear (not in the ear canal itself) Note: NOT for cats!
Dog or Horse: Decrease Inflammation in the Gut
The amount of course depends on the size of the animal, use the guidelines for people above.
Young Living’s therapeutic-grade Roman Chamomile is a terrific essential oil with so many practical uses and makes an excellent addition to your all-natural / essential oil First Aid kit!
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Article by Evelyn Vincent, Young Living Distributor.
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