Essential Oils- Roman Chamomile
Roman Chamomile essential oil
Roman chamomile is used for various digestive disorders including indigestion, vomiting, loss of appetite, and intestinal gas due to mental stress. Women use it for painful menstrual periods. It is also used for pain and swelling of the lining of the nose, mouth, sinus pain (sinusitis) and joint (rheumatic) disorders.
Roman chamomile is applied directly to the skin for pain and swelling (inflammation) and as a germ killer in ointments, creams, and gels used to treat cracked nipples, sore gums, and irritation of the skin. It is also used topically for wounds, burns, eczema, frostbite, diaper rash, bedsores, decubitus ulcers, and hemorrhoids.
Roman chamomile is sometimes mixed with other herbs and taken by mouth for liver and galbladder disease, gallstones, fatty liver, chronic heartburn, loss of appetite, digestive disturbances, indigestion in infants, and certain types of constipation. It is used as a "blood purifier" and general female tonic; and to prevent menstrual cramps and irregular periods.
Some people put Roman chamomile in a steam bath and inhale it for sinus inflammation, hay fever, sore throat and ear inflammation, and as a painkiller.
In foods and beverages, the essential oil and extract are used as flavor components.