Roman Chamomile Uses and Benefits

The word “chamomile” comes from the Greek word chamaimelon, which means “earth-apple” because the plant’s scent resembles an apple’s. The Roman chamomile plant produces a unique essential oil. The essential oil is extracted from the daisy-like flowers, and the flower heads are often dried to make chamomile tea. 

Chemical Component

The main chemicals in Roman chamomile are 4-methylamyl angelate, isobutyl angelate, and isoamyl tiglate.
This chemical makeup contributes to the oil’s calming and soothing properties for the skin when used topically, as well as its ability to calm the mind when used aromatically and the body when used internally. Roman Chamomile includes esters known for their calming properties.
Essential oils high in esters are calming, relaxing, and have balancing effects on mood when diffused. The esters in Roman chamomile, are known for their ability to reduce the appearance of blemishes when applied topically. Also, due to the unique chemical makeup of esters, ingesting Roman Chamomile is also very useful for soothing the systems of the body.

Benefits of Roman Chamomile Essential Oil


1. Supports Immune System Function

The chemical makeup of Roman chamomile oil has been shown to be useful to soothes the systems of the body. It also helps stimulate the production of white corpuscles, which help stimulate the immune system. 

To use: to reap the immune-supporting benefits of Roman Chamomile essential oil, you can easily add it to your water or a hot beverage in order to take the essential oil internally

2. Boosts Mood

In a recently published study, scientists examined the effects of aromatic use of Roman Chamomile oil on emotional and psychological health (source). They discovered that it had significant positive effects. They explained that the activity and size of the hippocampus in the brain increased after being exposed to roman chamomile, which affects emotions. 

To use: diffuse 1-2 drops in your bedroom to create a soothing atmosphere at the end of a long day. If you don’t have time to diffuse the oil while you wait to calm down, you can place 1-2 drops in your hands and inhale slowly for 30 seconds.

3. Soothes Skin

The soothing properties of Roman Chamomile essential oil are helpful to soothe your skin, while also promoting a youthful-looking complexion. And the esters in the oil help to reduce the appearance of blemishes. 

To use: add 1-2 drops to your face moisturizer or body lotion. 

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4. Supports Feelings of Calm

With a chemical profile full of esters and other calming constituents, Roman chamomile oil is helpful to create feelings of calm.

To use: keep a bottle of Roman chamomile on hand or add a drop to your water when your mind or body needs to relax.

5. Nourishes Hair

The same soothing properties that soothe the skin are also great for nourishing your hair. Not only will it promote healthy-looking hair, but it will also leave your locks with a fresh and floral scent.

To use: add 1-2 drops to your favorite conditioner. 

6. Adds Flavor to Tea

Possibly one of the most popular uses for the Roman chamomile plant and essential oil is in herbal teas or hot drinks to add flavor. It has a refreshingly sweet herbal and fruity flavor. 
To use: instead of buying store-bought roman chamomile tea, just add 1-2 drops to your tea – hot or cold. 

Oils that Blend Well with Roman Chamomile

Roman Chamomile blends well with other floral essential oils like lavender, ylang ylang, patchouli, and clary sage for diffusion. You can also blend it with citrus oils like bergamot. It also blends well with the sweet, woody aroma of doTERRA balance, which includes blue chamomile. 

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    Leann Forst, MBA, CHC, CEOC — Holistic Health Practitioner

    Leann is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Essential Oils Coach. She holds a Master’s degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Leann is an award winning author of 2 books How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies and 100 Ways to Lose Weight”.

    Born and raised as an Iowa farm girl, she moved to Texas in 1998 where she lives with her husband and 2 kids.

    As a wife of a brain cancer survivor, Leann has a special interest in anti-cancer nutrition and detoxification. She works with individuals and groups, and speaks regularly at hospitals, schools and organizations. Leann’s goal is to teach people how to attain optimal health by getting to the root cause of chronic and inflammatory conditions, while using healing modalities such as essential oils. Click here to get Leann’s free report, “37 Cancer Facts You Should Know…But Probably Don’t

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