History & Myth:
According to Culpepper, the Egyptians dedicated this herb to the Sun since it cured fevers (heat). Others sources say it is a Moon herb because it has a cooling effect.
The name is derived from the Greek meaning 'ground apple' and the Latin 'nobilis' refers to noble flowers.
Used extensively in shampoos throughout the ages particularly to highlight and condition fair hair.
In modern times, it is often employed in cosmetics and perfumes.
This wonderful healing oil, imparts a warm, yet fresh note and a natural depth which is difficult to obtain by other means.
Chamomile Roman has been known as a traditional remedy for children when they are feeling impatient, disagreeable or tense. (1% dilution in a carrier oil very useful as a massage oil). Considered one of the gentlest of essential oils.
Chamomile Roman has been known to be a very soothing oil, easing anger, tension and fear. Also, been said to promote relaxation, gives patience, peace and allays worries. Calms the mind and may be helpful with insomnia.
According to the principles of TCM, Roman Chamomile promotes the free flow of Qi which is important for relaxing the nerves, relieving spasms and easing pain. This makes it beneficial for nervous tension, insomnia and headaches.
Harmonising, peaceful and soothing to the spirit. Relates to the 'throat chakra' and can be used to help individuals to express their highest spiritual truth.
An emmenagogue, so should be avoided in early months of pregnancy.
bergamot, geranium, jasmine bases, labdanum, lavender, lemon, neroli, oakmoss, patchouli, Rose & Ylang Ylang.
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