Historical Uses: 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 supposedly cured any ailing plant placed near it.”
French Medicinal Uses: Intestinal parasites, neuritis, neuralgia, shock (nervous).
Other Possible Uses: Chamomile neutralizes allergies and increases the ability of the skin to regenerate. It is a cleanser of the blood and also helps the liver to reject poisons and to discharge them. This oil may help with allergies, bruises, cuts, depression, insomnia, muscle tension, nerves (calming and promoting nerve health), restless legs, and skin conditions like acne, boils, dermatitis, eczema, rashes, and sensitive skin. Chamomile is mild enough to use on infants and children. For centuries, mothers have used chamomile to calm crying children, ease earaches, fight fevers, soothe stomachaches and colic, and relieve toothaches and teething pain. It can safely and effectively reduce irritability and minimize nervousness in children, especially hyperactive children.
Body System(s) Affected: Emotional Balance, Nervous System, Skin.
Aromatic Influence: Because it is calming and relaxing, chamomile can combat depression, insomnia, and stress. It eliminates some of the emotional charge of anxiety, irritability, and nervousness. It can dispel anger, stabilize the emotions, and help to release emotions that are linked to the past. It may also be used to soothe and clear the mind, creating an atmosphere of peace and patience.
Usage Instructions Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and/or directly on area of concern; diffuse. Applied over the throat, it can help a person express his or her true feelings.
Safety Data: Can irritate sensitive skin.
Blend Classification: Personifier.
Blends With: Lavender, rose, geranium, or clary sage.
Odor: Type: Middle Note (50–80% of the blend); Scent: Fresh, sweet, fruity-herbaceous, apple-like, no tenacity; Intensity: 4.