Botanical Name: Matricaria chamomilla L
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: The Chamomile German plant is an annual, reaching up to 60cm in height. From May to August it flowers, sporting top-heavy flower heads with a fragrance similar to apples.
Color: Deep blue to bluish green liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Chamomile German Essential Oil has a sweet, straw-like fragrance.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavender, Geranium, Jasmine, Neroli, Patchouli, Tea Tree, Rose, Lemon and Ylang-ylang.
Common Uses: Chamomile German Oil has been used to assist with the following ailments: abscesses, allergies, arthritis, boils, colic, cuts, cystitis, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, hair, headache, inflamed skin, insect bites, insomnia, nausea, neuralgia, PMS, rheumatism, sores, sprains, strains, stress and wounds. The therapeutic properties of chemical constituents of Chamomile German Oil are: analgesic, anti-spasmodic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, digestive, hepatic and vulnerary. German Chamomile contains azulene, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. This blue crystal is not actually present in the plant, but forms in the oil and only a small quantity is needed. It is this azulene that gives the oil a deep blue color. Its quality is generally graded by the azulene content and good quality oil contains between 4.5 - 5%.
Cautions: Non-toxic and non-irritant. It should be avoided during pregnancy. Also, this oil should not be used by someone who has an allergy to ragweed.
Chamomile German (Matricaria chamomilla L.)
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