German Chamomile Essential Oil

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German Chamomile Essential Oil 100% PureBotanical Name: Matricaria recutita
Plant Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Country of Origin: Hungary
Plant Part: Flower Heads
Growth Method: Organic
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Color: Inky-blue
Consistency: Medium
Strength of Aroma: Medium

There are two species of Chamomile that produce essential oil: German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile. Both are members of the Asteraceae family and share similar characteristics and properties. German Chamomile is similar in appearance to Roman Chamomile, except that German Chamomile grows taller, about 2 to 3 ft tall, and has smaller flowers and fewer petals. Its leaves are sharper and the stem is round and hollow while that of Roman chamomile is solid. German Chamomile essential oil has a characteristic deep blue color and, therefore, it is sometimes referred to as Blue Chamomile. This color comes from its high content of Chamazulene, a chemical component that is not found in the plant, but is produced during the distillation process when reactions take place between various plant constituents and the steam used in the distilling. It gives the oil a beautiful blue coloration and is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent.

Flowers of German Chamomile were traditionally used as treatment for minor inflammation of the skin and mucus membranes, as well as gastric irritation and dyspepsia. The essential oil may be used to treat other digestive ailments such as epigastric, bloating, impaired digestions and flatulence. Infusions made with the flowers of this herb were used to treat nervous disorders such as insomnia and restlessness.

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, German Chamomile essential oil is excellent in fighting infection and irritation, as well as relieves the effects of bruises, inflamed tendons, sprains and swollen or overexerted muscles. It can help soothe the pain caused by muscle strain, arthritis, backache, treat, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatism and sciatica, and is also used to relieve digestion, gas, constipation, heartburn and nausea. Its relaxing scent can be helpful to the respiratory system.

The aroma of German Chamomile essential oil is powerful, with sweet, herbaceous top notes rounded off by fruity yet slightly bitter undertones.

German Chamomile oil has a soothing and relaxing scent that helps stabilize emotions, diffuse anger and dispel negative emotions linked to the past.

  • Benzoin
  • Clary Sage
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Marjoram
  • Neroli
  • Patchouli
  • Rose
  • Ylang Ylang

German Chamomile essential oil is generally regarded as non-toxic and non-irritating.

Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Pregnant women should always consult their physician prior to using.

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Very potent.

Date: April 02, 2013

Written by: from Calgary, AB Canada

Overall Rating: 4

Pros: Pure and Potent

Cons: Must be careful how much you use.

I bought this german chamomile to make a "mister" (distilled & purified water mixed with essential oil) that I hoped to spritz on my face prior to moisturizing - to get the anti-inflammatory and healing benefits of german chamomile. This product was very pure and potent. Unfortunately, this happened to be the downfall for me. Even just 1 drop of this essential oil into 250 ML of water (1 cup) produced an overwhelming scent. The scent was too much for me to wear on my face. Afterwards, just having the essential oil sitting in my room was enough to make the whole room smell lightly of the essential oil (even with cap screwed on tight). If any residue of the oil gets onto your skin, or anything, the scent sticks around for hours afterwards. I would be very careful when using this essential oil. Perhaps those who are more experienced with aromatherapy would know how to better use this - maybe it is my own lack of knowledge that is at fault! Good quality, but just use sparingly in your formulations!

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