There are 3 or 4 different kinds of Chamomile that grow in the British Isles that are widely used in Aromatherapy. The Roman Chamomile and the German Chamomile are the most frequently used commercially. The oil is extracted by steam distillation and can be used for a variety of ailments, from digestion to skin.
Why Tabitha includes it
Chamomile oil promotes rapid healing of skin problems and wounds from the azulene part, the fatty aromatic substance. It is a natural antiseptic said to be 120 times stronger than salt water. The oil is a tonic to treat digestion problems, a sedative, an anti-allergenic and antiseptic. It can be used against dandruff, hair problems and psoriasis. It has calming tendancies so can be used on very sensitive, red and dry skin. It is said to be a local vasoconstrictor, so it causes small blood vessels to shrink this removing redness. It has strong mental and emotional effects seen to be calming, soothing and an anti-depressant.