Roman Chamomile: health benefits and virtues

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  2. Roman chamomile, for the little story
  3. Benefits of Roman Chamomile
  4. The use of Roman Chamomile
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Chamomile. Known for its health benefits and virtues, Roman chamomile is an excellent sedative and anti-inflammatory.

Roman Chamomile

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Their scientific names are "Chamaemelum nobile" and "Anthemis nobilis".

Roman Chamomile is an herbaceous plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family and can easily reach 30 cm in height.

Roman chamomile, for the little story

Chamomile has its origin on the Atlantic coast, but also in North Africa.

Commonly called noble chamomile, great chamomile or simply chamomile, Roman chamomile is fragrant and different from German chamomile. It is because of its strong presence in Rome in the 16th and 17th centuries that it was given the name Roman chamomile.

The plant is a stem with thread-like leaves and a single yellow and white flower, which grows at the end of the stem, with a flower head as a base. It is from this flower head that the essential oil is extracted, but the whole plant would also have great virtues.

Used in Greece since ancient times to lower fever, reduce insomnia, treat aches and pains and relieve digestive disorders.

Roman chamomile has proven to be effective in medicine, as well as in cosmetics and cooking.

Benefits of Roman Chamomile

The active ingredients of Roman Chamomile are found in its polyphenolic components which are mainly phenolic acids, flavonoids, polyacetylenic derivatives and phenolic compounds.

These principles not only give it anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, but also antispasmodic, anti-allergic and analgesic properties.

Thus, taken as an infusion, it soothes menstrual periods, gastric and liver disorders, as well as spasmodic stomach pains.

In skin application, the essential oil of Roman chamomile is effective in the care of arthritis, muscle tension, sprains and irritated skin, eczema.

Its sedative and calming benefits have been appreciated in the treatment of distress, anxiety, sleep disorders, overwork, nervous asthma, excess adrenal gland...

So it is a very effective antidepressant.

To get rid of benign conjunctivitis or eye fatigue, it is also possible thanks to a preparation based on Roman chamomile and used as an eye lotion.

  • Be careful, Roman chamomile should not be confused with wild chamomile.

The use of Roman Chamomile

Chamomile comes in various forms and preparations. It is found in herbal teas, inhalations, ointments, lotions, creams and essential oils.

For internal use, chamomile is taken as an infusion. It is necessary to boil a cup of water and pour about ten chapters in it for 10 minutes.

This preparation is effective against digestive disorders, painful periods and to recover the psycho-emotional balance.

To relieve muscle aches, pains, sprains, etc., a massage preparation is ideal.

  • For this, it will be necessary to prepare a massage oil with 100ml of oil and 10g of chamomile flowers.
  • Cover the mixture and leave it to macerate for about 5 hours.
  • Apply it to the painful parts.

Diluted in vegetable oil, it also relieves muscle pain by massaging the affected areas.

It calms the nervous system, in the smell, in the diffusion in the room (about 5 minutes before going to bed).

It is also used in the bath with a few drops mixed with vegetable oil.

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Roman chamomile in all its forms (stems, flowers, essential oil) should not be used by pregnant women.

Avoid also in young children, asthmatics and people allergic to pollen.

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