Roman chamomile

18 April, 2022

The essential oil or spirit of roman chamomile offers by its presence : security – joy – happiness – light…

Botanical name : Anthemís nobilis (chamaemelum nobile.)

Family : Asteraceae

Plant/part : Flowering tops

Extraction : Steam distillation of flowers

Habitat : It is native to humid and sandy soils of southern Europe (Portugal, Spain, France), although the medicinal species comes exclusively from cultivation, so it grows in a large part of the temperate zones of the globe as a medicinal species.

Botanical description

Perennial herbaceous plant, up to 30 cm. High. Stems have numerous branches and leaves, covered with small hairs. Leaves are doubly pinnatisect, pale green sessile.

Flower is very similar to the common daisy. There are two varieties depending on the flower, one is single and the other double; the latter is the best quality. Its taste is pleasant, aromatic and bitter; and its smell is strong and very peculiar.

What Roman chamomile contains


  • Esters (up to 75%) : angelate isobutyl (up to 25%), isoamyl metacylate (up to 25%), amyl butyrate (<15%), other angelates, butyrate, acetate and tiglate esters
  • Mono terpenes (<35%) : a- & b-pinene (<20%), terpinene, sabinene, camphene, dlimonene, p-cymene, myrcene
  • Ketones : pinocarvone (14%)
  • Sesquiterpenes (up to 12%) : b-caryophyllene, camazulene
  • Alcohols (>7%) : trans-pinocarveol, farnesol, nerolidol.

Combinations with Roman chamomile


Camphor or ravintsara – bergamot – cedar – cypress – geranium – fennel – incense – jasmine – lavender – lemon – ho wood – mandarin – marjoram – melaleuca – lemon balm – mint – neroli – patchouli – palmarosa – petitgrain – black pepper – ravensara – rose – sage – grapefruit

Properties of Roman chamomile


  • Balance emotions
  • Calm spasms or convulsions, the central nervous system and also at the gynecological level
  • Facilitates digestion
  • Fight inflammation, parasites
  • Heals sores and wounds
  • Promotes the expulsion of gases and also menstruation
  • Reassures children when they are afraid (nightmares, visits to the doctor, dentist, etc.)
  • Reduces symptoms of anxiety
  • Relaxes
  • Relieves pain
  • Stimulates the activity of the nervous system
  • Unlock the solar plexus

Indications for Roman chamomile



  • Allergies
  • Amenorrhea of nervous origin
  • Cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Fragile nervous system
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause
  • Migraines
  • Muscle tension
  • Nausea
  • Nerve imbalance
  • Nervous breakdowns
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuritis
  • Pain of ears and also of the dentition
  • Parasitosis (pinworms, ascaris, lambia)
  • Vomiting



  • Acne
  • Allergic reactions with itching
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Hair care
  • Inflammation of the skin
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Sensitive inflamed skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Urticaria
  • Wounds

Emotional psychic


  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional or nervous shock
  • Fears
  • Hypersensitive
  • Imminent surgical interventions
  • Internal tensions
  • Melancholic
  • Nervousness
  • Nightmares
  • Stress

Methods of use


Baths, compresses, diffusers, lotions and also massage oils.

It can be applied pure (undiluted), or diluted 1:1 (1 drop of essential oil to at least 1 drop of carrier oil/base) for children and those with sensitive skin when used topically.

Also, diffuse or inhale the aroma directly. It can be taken as capsules.

Precautions with Roman chamomile


It should be avoided during the first 7 months of pregnancy, as it is a favor of mild menstruation. It can also irritate sensitive skin.

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