Roman Chamomile is a low growing perennial that rarely exceeds a height of around 9 inches. The plant is extensively grown in central and Eastern Europe. The leaves are lacy and finely divided, on stems capped with small, white daisy like flowers.
This essential oil can be used with great effect on children when they feel irritable, impatient, teething or colicky. Women find it great to relieve PMS. In general it is good for abdominal pain, gall bladder problems, as well as for throat infections. it furthermore helps to relieve allergies, hay fever and asthma.For the skin, it can be used to calm acne, eczema, rashes, wounds, dermatitis, dry and itchy skin and other allergic conditions in general.
Derived from the Greek word meaning "ground apple" it certainly is a plant of many uses. To the Egyptians it was a herb dedicated to the sun to cure fevers and to the moon for its cooling ability.
No known toxicity. Use well diluted. High doses may trigger skin reactions in sensitive individuals.As with all essential oils, they should not be used during pregnancy and never ingested (taken internally) and should be kept away from children and pets.