Chamomile oil has been used to treat various health conditions for ages. It is obtained from the flowers of the chamomile plant. There are two varieties of the plant—the Roman chamomile and the German chamomile. Although they have almost the same therapeutic values, they have some specific qualities due to the different composition.
For example, Roman chamomile is more calming while German chamomile is an effective anti-inflammatory agent. Here we have listed the properties of both oils.
Chamomile oil is an excellent antiseptic and antibiotic remedy, making it an effective remedy for infectious diseases like scabies.According to one study,German chamomile oil had “a higher antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) and Candida albicans than the traditional drugs” when applied topically.
Relieves Anxiety and Depression:
Chamomile is one of the effective herbs to combat stress as well as promote relaxation. The fragrance of chamomile oil is a natural remedy for depression and anxiety which is why it is used in many aromatherapy and bathing products. It is often used as a mild sedative to relax nerves and minimizes anxiety. Here’s why—
Fragrances are carried directly to the brain, as they are an emotional trigger. The limbic system assesses the sensory stimuli, reporting emotions like pleasure, safety, and pain. It then directs the emotional response like the feelings of anger or fear.
There are many ways to use chamomile oil to ease anxiety and depression
- They can be inhaled straight from the bottle to calm down the nervous system.
- They can be used in a room diffuser.
- They can be applied directly to the skin or you can add them to your bath.
Touted as a powerful digestive remedy, chamomile can be used to ease various GI disturbances, including bloating, anorexia, motion sickness, nausea, acid reflux, and vomiting. Besides, it cut shorts the course of diarrhea and colic in kids as well as eases the signs associated with the conditions like stress and anxiety.
Chamomile oil is also packed with anodyne compounds that minimize cramping, constipation, and other stomach pain. Many of these advantages are due to the natural relaxing effects of the plant. You can apply 2 to four drops directly to your belly. Make sure to dilute it with a carrier oil like coconut or extra virgin oil for kids.
Eases Arthritic Pain:
According to one study, chamomile flavonoids or oils can penetrate below the surface into the deeper skin layers. And this makes a difference when it comes to applying them topically to the skin. This also makes it an effective remedy for arthritic pain. When added to a warm water bath or applied topically, Roman chamomile oil helps minimize pain in the knees, wrists, fingers and other areas.
Improves Skin Health:
Roman chamomile oil is great for healthy skin. It promotes smooth and healthy skin and eases irritations, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. This is why it is an effective remedy for gout, ulcers, bruises, burns, canker, chicken pose, diaper rash, ear, and eye infections and poison ivy.
Being Packed with Antioxidants:
Chamomile oil contains antioxidants like chamazulene and acetylene derivatives. Other major compounds of the flowers are flavonoids, quercetin, and glucosides. These compounds minimize inflammation by fighting free radical damage and minimizing cell mutation. Its benefits start with antioxidants that are related to better immune function, reduce pain and swelling.
So these are the benefits of chamomile oil. There are many ways to use them, from topical application to ingestion. However, make sure to consult your physician. Want to ask anything else? Please let us know by commenting below.