Camomile oil is extracted from the flowers of the Camomile plant, which is very popular as a flowering plant. There are two types of Camomile, the Roman Camomile, which is scientifically known as Anthemis Nobilis and the German Camomile, whose scientific name is Matricaria Chamomilla. Although the essential oils extracted from both varieties are quite similar in some medicinal properties, their composition is different and they do possess certain specific qualities that are worth noting.
Roman Camomile oil is composed of Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Camphene, Caryophyllene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Gamma Terpinene, Pinocarvone, Farsenol, Cineole, Propyl Angelate and Butyl Angelate. and is more calming and works as a better emmenagogue.
The calming quality of this essential oil is ideal for use when going to sleep. By taking a few deep breaths and leaving the jar open beside you on the bed table you will find that going to sleep will come easier, and give you a restful sleep. It also helps you go back to sleep if you have woke up during the middle of the night.
Camomile oil has been seen to be very effective in fighting depression and for raising spirits. It eliminates feelings of sadness, depression, disappointment, and sluggishness while inducing a sort of happy or charged feeling. Even smelling this oils can help a lot in overcoming depression and bringing about a good mood.
Camomile oil is found to be effective in calming down annoyance, anger, and irritation, particularly in small children and adults
Being a stomachic, it tone up the stomach and ensure its proper function. It also promotes the secretion of digestive juices into the stomach and facilitate digestion. Being Hepatic, which means being good for the liver, they ensure good health of the liver ansd the proper flow of bile from it. They are also considered Cholagogues, meaning that they increase the secretion of Hydrochloric Acid, bile, and enzymes in the stomach, thereby promoting digestion.