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Chamomile (German) Essential Oil

Chamomile (German) Essential Oil

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Published by: IreneRains on Apr 16, 2013
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LATIN NAME Matricaria recutita (not to be confused with Tanacetum annuum – wild, blue or atlas chamomile) Asteraceae (Compositae) M. chamomilla, Hungarian chamomile, single chamomile Dark blue, may turn green with age Medium to thick Sweet, straw-like / warm / herbaceous Middle


COUNTRIES OF PRODUCTION Native to Europe and north Asia, it is now produced in France, Spain, Hungary, Morocco, Egypt, Afghanistan, and South America PARTS USED EXTRACTION METHOD YIELD Fresh flowering tops Steam distillation 0.2 – 0.4%

BLENDS WELL WITH Geranium, lavender, patchouli, rose, benzoin, neroli, bergamot, marjoram, lemon, ylang ylang, jasmine, clary sage, labdanum

MAIN CHEMICAL COMPONENTS Chamazulene, azulenes bisabol oxide, alpha disbolo, a-terpinene, limonene, r-cymene, ocimene, trans-b-farnasene, trans-a-farnasene, cadinene, a-copaene, caryophyllene, g-muurolene, a-muurolene, spathulenol, farnesol, 1-8-cineole, herniarin, umbelliferone, NOTE: 1. The chamazulene is not present in the fresh flower, but rather produced during the process of distillation 2. Contains more azulene than Roman chamomile and is therefore considered a better anti-inflammatory WARNINGS & CONTRA INDICATIONS → Non-toxic, non-irritant → Some reports of dermatitis in sensitive individuals → Possible allergic reaction for those allergic to ragweed → Some warnings during pregnancy, but none of these have specific data, and may simply be precautionary

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, bactericidal, cicatrisant, cholagogue, digestive, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hepatic, nerve sedative, stomachic, sudorific, vermifuge, analgesic, anti-allergenic, calmative, immuno-stimulant, fungicidal CHAMOMILE GERMAN ESSENTIAL OIL 1

menorrhagia → Cystitis NERVOUS SYSTEM → Tension → Headache. cuts → Chilblains → Eczema → Inflammations → Allergies → Dermatitis → Hair care STRUCTURAL → Arthritis. rheumatism → Muscular pain → Sprains → Inflamed joints OTHER → METHODS OF APPLICATION AEROSOL → Very calming on the mental & emotional level – it parallels its physical effects → Soothing anti-depressant → Helpful where CHAMOMILE GERMAN ESSENTIAL OIL 2 . migraine → Insomnia SKIN → Acne. irritability → Depression DIGESTIVE → Dyspepsia.THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS – EMOTIONAL → Insomnia. nervous tension → Stress-caused headaches → Anger. rosacea → Burns. indigestion → Nausea → Colic GENITO-URINARY → Hormone like actin → Dysmenorrhea.

It is the chemical difference between the two chamomiles that affects their properties. compress and baths → Will ease the painful cramps by reducing excessive menstrual flow CREAM OR MASSAGE OIL → Massage and compresses should be applied to the lower abdomen for infections such as cystitis → Can be used in massage where there is severe muscular pain and is particularly effective for this problem COMPRESS Hot compress – → Chamomile is a good choice of essential oil to use where inflammation is present Used in a hot compress for: → Boils. eg: → Roman chamomile has ketones while German chamomile does not CHAMOMILE GERMAN ESSENTIAL OIL 3 . abscesses.BATH / FOOT BATH → Analgesic properties are effective in relieving the discomfort associated with menstrual pain. such as: → Colitis → Gastritis → Diarrhoea Cold compress – → The anti-inflammatory property in chamomile is also useful when applied in cold compress for inflamed joints Beneficial for conditions like: → Arthritis → Sprains → Inflamed tendons → Swollen joints → A cold compress of chamomile can be applied effectively to all swollen tissue NOTES → German chamomile is more effective as an anti-inflammatory than Roman chamomile. splinters. for problems associated with the digestive tract. tooth abscesses until the sufferer can get to the dentist → Infected cuts. when used in massage. etc Chamomile can also be used in compress for internal inflammatory conditions.

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