Common Name: Chamomile (Roman)
Synonyms: Chamamelum nobile,Garden chamomile
Latin Binomial: Anthemis nobili
Family: Compositae or Asteraceae
Production Method: Steam distilled from the flowering tops.
Countries of Origin: Native to western Europe, now cultivated in England, Belgium, France and Hungary.
Description of Oil: A pale yellow colored, mobile liquid with a sweet herbaceous, somewhat fruity-warm and tealeaf-like odor.
Description of Plant: A pleasant smelling perennial with feathery fern-like leaves and small daisy-like flowers.
History, Folklore and Myth: Chamomile has long been known for its therapeutic properties.
Properties and Uses: Sedative and anti-inflammatory properties.
Precautions and Contraindications: None known
Other Interesting Information: Roman chamomile is considered one of the gentlest essential oils and is particularly beneficial for treating children.
Chamaemelum nobile (Anthemis nobilis)