Roman Chamomile

Roman Chamomile
Roman Chamomile


Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate. The effectiveness ratings for ROMAN CHAMOMILE are as follows:

Insufficient evidence to rate effectiveness for:

  • Indigestion.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Painful periods.
  • Sore throat.
  • Sinusitis.
  • Eczema.
  • Wounds.
  • Sore nipples and gums.
  • Liver and gallbladder problems.
  • Frostbite.
  • Diaper rash.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Other conditions.

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Roman chamomile for these uses.

Side Effects Of Roman Chamomile

It is LIKELY SAFE for most people when used in amounts normally found in foods. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when used in large amounts and, in some people, may cause vomiting.

The essential oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when inhaled or applied to the skin. In some people, when it is applied directly to the skin, it can make the skin red and itchy.

Warnings & Precautions

  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Roman chamomile is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts during pregnancy. It is believed to cause miscarriages. Not enough is known about the safety of applying it to the skin during pregnancy. Avoid using it if you are pregnant.
  • It’s also best to avoid Roman chamomile if you are breast-feeding. Not enough is known about how it might affect the nursing infant.

Dosage Of Roman Chamomile

The appropriate dose depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses of roman chamomile. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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All information has been provided courtesy of MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and from the FDA.