This ancient oil derives its “name from the Greek, kamai melon, meaning ground apple, because its strong fruity scent resembles that of fallen apples… and was held sacred by the Egyptians who dedicated it to the sun god Ra”. A valued medicinal anoint by the Egyptians, Arab physicians, Moorish people and Saxons. High in esters, “Roman Chamomile has highly physical effects. It is a powerful antispasmodic and muscle relaxant”. This Chamomile has a profoundly coming effect and is well suited as an aromatic inhalant for calming and soothing, and may be applied as an anointing oil or anointment on the chakras, particularly the solar plexus. Roman Chamomile is lovely to inhale in a hot bath, to help one sleep, or to calm nervous conditions and adrenals. It has a sweet, ethereal, mildly herbaceous scent that is pleasant like a ripe apple on a summer breeze.
Lawless, Julia. Aromatherapy and the Mind. 1994. P. 140
Schnaubelt, Kurt. Medical Aromatherapy. 1999. P. 204