Shaman Discusses: Chamomile Essential Oil

daisies- ChamomileChamomile is a fine feathery leaf plant (Anthemis Nobilis) surrounded with tiny daisy-like flowers that are white with bright yellow centers.  This perennial plant attains a height of nine to twelve inches. When this flower is steam distilled the flowers will render a yellow essential oil with a sweet warm herbaceous odor. Chamomile blends well with lavender, rose, frankincense, geranium, basil, rosemary, coriander, ylang-ylang, marjoram and clary sage.

Chamomile or camomile is the common name for several daisy-like plants from the  Asteraceae family that are commonly used to make herb infusion to serve various medicinal purposes. It was traditionally used by the ancient Romans to give them a clear mind and to empower them with courage for their battles. According to Roberta Wilson, “chamomile was nicknamed the “Plant’s physician because it supported and cured any ailing plant placed near it.

Most popular uses of chamomile include treating hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasm, menstrual disorders, insomnia, ulcers, gastrointestinal disorder, and hemorrhoids. Roman Chamomile is anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, calming antiseptic and relaxing. There are many other uses for this oil. It helps with allergies, bruises cuts depression insomnia muscle tension, restless legs and many types of skin conditions.

Chamomile is mild enough to use on infants and children to calm crying, ease earaches, fight fevers, soothe stomach aches, colic and relieve toothaches and teething pain. It safely and effectively reduces irritability and minimizes nervousness in children especially hyperactive children.

Chamomile is one of the most versatile essential oils and has many uses. For more information about this Chamomile essential oils go to my web page http://www.mydoterra.com/navona/ or contact me with your questions.

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