There are several varieties of chamomile form which essential oils can be obtained but the most commonly used sources are Roman chamomile and German chamomile.
They have similar properties. Although they differ in appearance. Roman Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) is tiny perennial, with small needle like leaves whilst the German variety is a taller plant with feathery leaves.
The Benefits of Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
The oil has a calming effect and is particularly effective for teething pain and headaches.
With regard to skin and teeth, the oil can be used for acne, allergies, boils, burns, chilblains, earache, inflammation, insect bites and toothache.
For circulatory problems the oil can be used for arthritis, muscular pain, rheumatism and sprains.
Other beneficial uses include the alleviation of painful period pain, thrush, fever, insomnia and nervous tension.
In summary Roman Chamomile essential oil is often used in a sedative manner when symptoms are related to anger, irritability or unexpressed emotions.
As with all oils you have to be careful with application onto the skin. If chamomile is new to you then try a little dab onto the skin before using more widely.