Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Effectiveness

In herbal inhalation therapy, Roman chamomile is used in steam baths for sinus inflammation, hay fever, pharyngeal swelling, and ear inflammation.

Topically, Roman chamomile is used for inflammation and as an antiseptic in ointments, creams, and gels to treat cracked nipples, sore gums, and irritation of the skin and mucosa. It is also used topically for wounds, burns, eczema, frostbite, diaper rash, decubitus ulcers, and haemorrhoids.

Roman chamomile essential oil has insufficient reliable evidence to rate as a treatment for any health issue.

Safety

Roman chamomile oil rates as likely safewhen used orally.
Roman chamomile oil rates as possibly safewhen used topically, or by inhalation.
 

Adverse Reactions

Roman chamomile is generally well tolerated by most healthy adults. Orally, large amounts of Roman chamomile might cause vomiting.
Topically, Roman chamomile can cause contact dermatitis.  Allergic skin reactions can occur in up to 20% of individuals.
 

Interactions

None known.