Chamomile (also known as Anthemis Nobilis) has been documented in ancient Egypt as far back as 2000 years ago. It was used due to its healing properties against illnesses. The ancient Greeks and Romans also used Chamomile and exploited its therapeutic characteristics to great extents. The word 'chamomile' derives from the Greeks.
Chamomile is unique, exotic and rich. The oil has a sweet, crisp, herbaceous scent and is regarded as a middle note. Chamomile Roman is generally considered the best-smelling Chamomile of the three variations, which include Chamomile German Blue & Chamomile Wild Maroc.
Chamomile is one of the most used species from the daisy family. The petals are white and surround the vibrant yellow heads; this is what produces the essential oil we know and love today. It tends to grow wild in temperate to warmer regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. In Europe, the main cultivation countries include England, France and Germany.
Benefits & Uses
- It helps to fight anxiety and depression through mild sedation.
- Active antimicrobial and antioxidant properties can serve as a natural allergy reliever.
- Antispasmodic properties can soothe aches, cramps, pains and headaches.
- Calming properties can reduce insomnia and help an individual enter a restful state.
- Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties can promote smooth and healthy skin.
- Because of its relaxing properties, it can also be used to support your digestive health.
- Chamomile is one of the world's gentlest essential oils, making it great for infants and children.