Did you know that Ancient Romans used Chamomile to gain courage during times of war? To think that today Chamomile is a popular choice of tea used by millions for its calming effects. Now enter Roman Chamomile—with all the benefits of the tea packed into a little amber bottle! Let’s discuss.
WHAT IS ROMAN CHAMOMILE?
Roman Chamomile stems from the Asteraceae plant family and often grows close to the ground. It reaches only up to a foot, has gray-colored leaves, and a sweet aroma that smells similar to apples. The plant has been nicknamed the “plant’s physician” because it has positive effects on the plants growing nearby. While the most common use of chamomile is in teas, Roman Chamomile can be used in cosmetics to soothe the skin, induce relaxation or sedation, and relieve abdominal discomfort.
However, its most prevalent property is its ability to promote restful sleep. Aromatherapy with Roman Chamomile decreases the plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone levels responsible for provoking stress. In a study performed by the Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit at the University of Northumbria, they tested the capabilities of Roman chamomile’s aroma to influence mood and cognition in healthy volunteers. Marc C. Moss concluded, “Analysis revealed a significant effect of condition on overall quality of memory, long-term memory and accuracy of attention. Analysis of the pre to post-test changes in mood revealed significant changes in alertness and calmness.”
Furthermore, Roman Chamomile is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. These properties can promote healthy skin by calming redness and irritation, counteracting sun damage, speeding healing, and treating imperfections. Adding two-to-three drops of Roman Chamomile into your facial cleansers or direct to face is the best way to experience these benefits.
Lastly, and the most unexpected of features, Roman Chamomile can soothe digestive discomfort. Anodyne is an antispasmodic component found in Roman Chamomile and can be used to treat or relieve a multitude of gastrointestinal issues. These issues rang from dispelling gas and soothing the stomach to relaxing intestinal muscles and promoting normal food absorption.
HOW DO I USE IT?
For a good night’s sleep, try diffusing one-to-two drops, applying to the bottoms of your feet, and/or adding a few drops to your pillows. As mentioned before, to experience the benefits Roman Chamomile has to offer for your skin, try adding two-to-three drops into your facial cleansers or apply directly to the face. If you have an upset tummy or other digestive issues, rub Roman Chamomile over the belly, add one-to-two drops to a veggies capsule, or the same amount to your tea.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under doctor’s care, consult your physician before use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and other sensitive areas.
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Jayden Almeida has been the head blogger of Essentially Sp’OILed for Life since 2019. Her passion is to help readers understand the benefits of essential oils to achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle. In addition to writing for ESFL, Jayden’s also a novice author determined to publish her own series of literature.