Chamomile romain (Anthemis nobilis or chamaemelum nobile)
Botanical Name: Chamaemelum nobile
Plant Part: Flower Head
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: This is the low growing perennial that rarely exceeds 9. The plant is extensively
grown in central and Eastern Europe. Leaves are lacy and finely divided, on stems capped
with small, white daisy like flowers.
Aroma Strength: Strong.
Aromatic Scent: The relaxing aroma of this essential oil, sometimes described as like ‘apples
and straw’ is an exotic and rich scent. It is commonly accepted as the best smelling of the
History: Derived from the Greek word meaning ‘ground apple’ and the Latin word
‘nobilis’, referring to a noble flower, it certainly is a plant of many uses. To the
Egyptians it was a herb dedicated to the sun to cure fevers and to the moon for its
cooling ability. This herb has been used for medicinal purposes and skin therapy for a long
time, in particular in Europe.
Cautions: No known toxicity. Use well diluted. High doses may trigger skin reactions in