Chamaelmelum Nobile has a fruity, apple-like aroma. Roman chamomile is generally used to treat psychological problems and is said to be beneficial for people who are short tempered, self involved, overly sensitive or rarely satisfied. It is a traditional remedy for children and is recommended when they are feeling impatient or tense. A 1% dilution of Roman chamomile oil in apricot kernel or any other carrier oil will be very useful as a massage oil over the abdomen if the child suffers from colic or around the cheeks if the child suffers from teething pain. It is useful as a mild sedative for children.
While Roman chamomile's anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic effects are less than those of German chamomile, it also has anti-inflammatory properties. Roman chamomile is a useful oil for women with irregular periods and PMS, ideally used in a bath or massage oil. Both have analgesic, antidepressant, antirheumatic and sedative properties. Blends well with bergamot, jasmine, palmarosa, rose and ylang ylang. Flash point: 125 F.