Chamomile German Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Matricaria recutita
Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Other names: Blue Chamomile
Country of Origin: Nepal
Part of plant used in production: Flower head
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Description: German Chamomile is an annual aromatic herb with branching stems, feathery leaves, and white flowers.
Characteristics: A dark blue, greenish semi-viscous oil that has a sweet herbaceous odour with a fruity undertone.
Properties: Analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, cicatrisant, hepatic, sedative, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge, vulnerary.
Constituents: Chamazulene, bisabolol, bisabolol oxide A, bisabolol oxide B
Uses: Commonly administered to relieve inflammations, cuts, acne, insect bites, toothaches, muscle pains, arthritis, menstrual problems, and urinary infections. It works great on eczema, and allergies as well as decreasing redness of cheeks due to swollen capillaries. German Chamomile is found in perfumes because it prompts a warm, rich undertone during evaporation.
Blends well with: Bergamot, carrot seed, clary sage, lavender, patchouli, jasmine, rose, sandalwood, ylang-ylang. Great for massage when diluted in evening primrose and jojoba oils.
Interesting Facts: The herb has a long medical tradition in Europe.
Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non sensitizing.