German Chamomile is among the world’s most popular plants. Did you know that the name Matricaria, comes from the Latin name Mater, which actually means mother. This Essential oil is good for us girls, and can sort out a number of female disorders as the name suggests. German Chamomile is among the world’s most popular plants. Used to treat a wide variety of ailments, chamomile is perhaps best known for its ability to soothe and calm frayed nerves. (Essential Oils Natural Remedies, Althea Press)
German chamomile essential oil is a striking dark blue color which comes from the antioxidant compound chamazulene. The list of therapeutic benefits is vast. The ability to reduce inflammation, closing wounds and speeding the healing process, calming and reducing muscle spasms and acting as a gentle sedative assisting with sleep.
Botanical Name: Matricaria chamomilla L
Main Constituents: Farnesene: 32.6% α-Bisabolol: 36.5%
Plant Part: Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A deep blue to bluish-green liquid with a medium viscosity.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A medium middle note, Chamomile Essential Oil has an herbaceous fragrance similar to that of freshly cut straw, only with a dry, almost bittersweet note.
Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavender, Geranium, Jasmine, Neroli, Patchouli, Tea Tree, Rose, Lemon and Ylang-ylang.
Product Abstract: Chamomile is an annual native of Europe and Western Asia, growing to 90-125 cm high with very hairy leaves and tubular yellow flowers, surrounded by white ligulets. The word ‘chamomile’ comes from the Greek word chamomaela or ground apple, referring to the fact that the plant grows low to the ground, and the fresh blooms have a pleasing apple-scent.
Cautions: DO NOT DRINK essential oils. Dilute before use; may cause skin irritation in some individuals, so a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. For best results Diffuse or use topically with a carrier oil.
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