Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Roman chamomile essential oil, chamaemelum nobile, is used in pharmaceutical antiseptic ointments and in carminative, antispasmodic and tonic preparations. Roman chamomile oil is used extensively in cosmetics, soaps, detergents, high-class perfumes, hair and bath products. It is also used as a flavour ingredient in most major food categories, including alcoholic and soft drinks. It is current in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for the treatment of dyspepsia, nausea, anorexia, dysmenorrhea and specifically flatulent dyspepsia associated with mental stress.
Roman Chamomile essential oil, chamaemelum nobile, blends well with the following essential oils: bergamot, clary sage, oakmoss, jasmine, labdanum, neroli (orange blossom), rose, geranium and lavender.
Chamomile oil cautions - Do not use the essential oil during pregnancy because it is a uterine stimulant. Non-toxic and non-irritant, but can cause dermatitis in some individuals.
Roman chamomile oil properties - Analgesic, anti-anemic, antineuralgic, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispsamodic, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, cictrizant, digestive, emmenagogue, febrifge, hepatic, hypnotic, nerve sedative, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary.

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