Chamomile (German)

Essential Oil of German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

 

Family: Compositae

Origin: Mostly cultivated in Hungary, Egypt, Eastern Europe and France

Plant description: Grows about 60 cm high and has a hairless branching stem with delicate feathery leaves and simple daisy like white flowers on single stems.

Part of plant used for essential oil: Flowers

Extraction method: Steam

Main Chemical Constituents: chamazulene, a-bisabolol, bisabolol oxide A, bisabolol oxide B, and bisabolone oxide A.

PRECAUTIONS: Has emmenagogue properties when used in high concentrations. Should be avoided during pregnancy.

PROPERTIES: analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-spasmodic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, chologogue, emmenagogue, hepatic, digestive, sedative, stomachic, vermifuge, vasoconstrictor, and vulnerary.

 

USES:

Circulation/Muscles/Joints: Beneficial in treating any type of inflammation including arthritis, back pain, muscle pain and rheumatism.

Digestive: Stimulates the liver and gall bladder improving digestion

Nervous system: Sedative to the nervous system and helps with migraines

Mental/Emotional: Sedative, calming effect on the mind and body. A sleep aid helping with depression and insomnia

Reproductive: Stimulates the liver and gall bladder

Circulation: Beneficial for treating menopausal and menstrual problems

Urinary system: Effective on urinary stones (bladder gravel.

Skin care: Calms inflammation in the skin, redness and irritation. The bisabolol in German chamomile is known as a tissue regenerator

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About this essential oil:

The bluish tinge in German Chamomile comes from azulene and is straw like in fragrance

 

References:

  1. The Directory of Essential Oils- Wanda Sellar
  2. http://essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/camomile.htm#camomile-german-oil
 

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