Most people think of chamomile as a way to treat insomnia. Chamomile tea is a popular evening drink for relaxing and unwinding. The benefits of chamomile come from the relaxing properties in the chamomile plant and the oil extracted from these plants provide the same relaxing benefits.
There are several types of chamomile, but Roman chamomile is considered most effective for relaxation and easing irritation, impatience, and insomnia. It is also used as a treatment for PMS and menopausal symptoms.
Roman chamomile has a sweet fragrance some compare to the scent of apples. It has a light blue color that comes from the chamomile flower. Chamomile oil is non-toxic, but as a precaution should be avoided during pregnancy. In addition to providing a basic calming effect, chamomile oil also has antiseptic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, and sedative properties.
Chamomile is a popular oil to use with children. When diluted, it eases colic and teething pain in babies. It is also an effective treatment for gall bladder issues and abdominal pain.
Even people who are not familiar with or frequent users of essential oils make use of chamomile. If one were categorizing oils chamomile would be considered one of the mainstream oils. If you struggle with insomnia or your nerves are on edge, a few drops of chamomile in an oil burner or warm bath helps put you at ease. Sipping chamomile tea while bathing double the effects and soothes even those suffering from severe anxiety.