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 (Hungary) 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.
Uses: Essential oils such as Chamomile German Oil (Hungary) have 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%.
History: Derived from the Greek word meaning ‘Ground Apple’ and the Latin word ‘nobilis’, or noble, Chamomile is a plant of many uses. To the ancient Egyptians it was an herb ruled by the sun and thus believed to cure fevers, and by the moon because of its cooling ability.
General Information: Sunrise Botanics provides this essential oils guide for educational purposes only and not as medical advice. Please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or resource on uses, safety and precautions for all essential oils Canada, USA and Worldwide.
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