roman chamomile


Medicinal plant used for internal use against spasms and digestion, for external use as a disinfectant and wound healing, it is generally found in the form of infusion, compresses or liquid.


Portuguese name: Roman chamomile (Roman chamomile), macela, marcela, chamomile
Binomial name: Chamaemelum nobile L.
French name: Camomille romaine
English name: camomile
German name: Römische Kamille
Italian name: Roman chamomilla


Asteraceae (Asteraceae)


Essential oil, chamazulene, nobiline, coumarin, esters, flavonoids and mucilages.

parts used

Dried flowers (collected in capitula), leaves.


Antipyretic (reduced fever), antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic (causes sweating), disinfectant, healing, carminative, bitter, sedative (especially the essential oil).


Internal use (ingested):
– Against spasms, those of digestive problems in cases of excessive sweating, bloating

External use:
– Against inflammation (greater effect shown by real chamomile or chamomile)
– Healing problems
– Eczema
– Disinfection of mouth and wounds
– Hair care
– Menstrual cramps (essential oil)
– Facial pain

Secundary effects

Risk of allergic reaction (delayed type) to Roman chamomile. If consumed in excess (especially the essential oil) it can lead to side effects such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, etc…


Roman chamomile allergy, asthma, pregnant woman.




– Roman chamomile essential oil

– Roman chamomile macerate (in sunflower oil or olive oil, for example)

Where does Roman chamomile grow?

Roman chamomile grows in Europe.

When does Roman Chamomile bloom?

Roman chamomile usually blooms in early summer in June.


Roman chamomile is less used in herbal medicine than chamomile or feverfew (much more studied scientifically), however, Roman chamomile has a stronger bitter effect (which favors and stimulates digestion) and disinfectant (for mouth care) than than those of chamomile.

Heads up! Roman chamomile can trigger delayed-type allergies (more severe allergy on second contact), so if you are sensitive to Roman chamomile, do not use it any longer and ask your pharmacist for advice.

Roman chamomile essential oil is very effective in aromatherapy, for example, you can use a few drops of Roman chamomile essential oil in 1 teaspoon of almond oil, mix well and apply on painful areas (e.g.: neuralgia). This essential oil is, however, very expensive.

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