Latin name: Chamaemelum nobile
Plant family: Asteraceae
Chamomile Roman is a small, stocky perennial herb growing up to 25cm high. Feathery pinnate leaves and daisy-like flowers are larger than the German Chamomile. The whole plant has an apple-like scent. Native to southern and western Europe and naturalized in North America. Cultivated in England, Belgium, Hungary, United States, Italy and France.
Hydrolats are gentle and effective. They are known as hydrosols or floral waters and these are aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials used during the production of essential oils. Containing not only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant materials but also microscopic drops of the essential oils.
Spray Tops Available in 100ml only, 500ml - 1000ml screw tops
Properties & Uses
Roman chamomile hydrolat is calming, restful, beneficial for baby care, reduces teething pain and inflammation, calms diarrhoea, can promote sleep; may be used as an eyewash; compress for conjunctivitis; calms sensitive skin, Rosaceae, burns, razor rash; mildly astringent; douche for non-infectious inflammation; gently uplifting; bedtime tea or bath.
How to use
Skin Treatments Use hydrolats as cleansers, and toners, to make masks and for facial spritzers. Either use 50/50 with purified water or undiluted.
Room Refreshers Spray liberally around pets, cooking areas, bedrooms and other areas of your environment. Particularly useful in the office to help prevent the spread of disease.
Mouthwash and Gargle Dilute 1:10 for children and 1:4 for adults for gargles and mouthwashes to help strengthen gums, freshen breath, relieve sore throats, ulcers, thrush and toothache.
Health Drink To help promote a healthy, balanced body, dilute 200mls of hydrolat into 1 litre of water and drink throughout the day.
Baths Add up to 100mls to an adult bath and 50mls to a child’s bath. Hydrolats can also be used in sitz baths.
Compress Soak a cloth in hydrosol and compress to the area being treated. For a hot compress use a cold cloth and for hot, use a hot cloth. Wrap up the area with plastic film and leave for 30 minutes.
Roman Chamomile Hydrolat Safety Data Sheet