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Chamomile - German (Blue) Essential Oil

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German Chamomile is a very fragrant herb that is mainly produced in Hungary. It has been used since antiquity as a medicinal remedy and is commonly used in cosmetic production and as an herbal tea. German Chamomile is a dark blue essential oil that is stronger aromatically, and more medicinal smelling, than Roman Chamomile.

Name of Oil:  German Chamomile


Latin Binomial:  Matricaria recutica


Extraction Method:  Steam


Countries of Origin:  Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Spain

Scent Profile: Sweet, fruity, herbaceous

Parts used in distillation:  Flowers/buds


Oil Characteristics:  Deep blue in colour, medium consistency, middle note, medium aroma

Cultivation – Non Sprayed 

 

Applications

Aromatherapy Uses:

Teething pain, indigestion, colic, stimulates leukocyte production, wounds, abscesses, infected / ingrown nails, eczema, urticarial, dry/itchy skin, muscular aches/pains, inflamed joints, sprains, bursitis, inflamed tendons, PMS, spasmodic dysmenorrhea, UTI, cystitis or reduce enlarged capillaries.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Nervous tension, insomnia, headaches also counteracts agitation.

History

Chamomile flowers have been used since antiquity for digestive disorders and skin irritations. The flowers are extensively used as an herbal tea and the oil is used a lot in cosmetics.

Chemical Constituents

chamazulene, a-bisabolol, bisabolol oxide A, bisabolol oxide B,bisabolone oxide A

Safety & References

Safety:

non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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