Essential Oil Chamomile German (15 mL)
Essential Oil Chamomile German
Aroma: Sweet, fruity, herbaceous.
Traditional Use: German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) has been used to support the body’s natural response to irritation and injury. This oil contains chamazulene, a compound studied for its ability to help the body’s natural inflammatory response.
Properties: antispasmodic, antiseptic, antibiotic, antidepressant, antineuralgic, antiphlogistic, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, emenagogue, analgesic, febrifuge, hepatic, sedative, nervine, digestive, tonic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, sudorific, stomachic, anti inflammatory, anti infectious, vermifuge, and vulnerary substance.
How to Use: Inhalation, Diffusion, Topical.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavender, Jasmine, Geranium, Grapefruit, Tea Tree, Rose, Lemon, Lime and Ylang-Ylang Oil.
Safety: Avoid while pregnant. Not intended for internal use.
HISTORY OF USE
Aside from being famous in teas, the German chamomile plant is also praised for its healing prowess effects in various herbal applications. As a matter of fact, Germans often refer to it as “alles zutraut,” which means “capable of anything.” It’s also been mistakenly referred to as the “European ginseng,” given its cure-all capabilities.
German chamomile (Matricaria chamomile), which is often referred to as blue chamomile or true chamomile, comes from the Compositae sunflower family. It is one of the two chamomile species that can be used medicinally. The other one is the Roman or English chamomile (Chamamelum nobile).
This plant, which hails from Southern and Eastern parts of Europe, grows from 60 centimeters up to 16 inches tall with heavily branched and furrowed stems. Like Roman chamomile oil, German chamomile essential oil is extracted either through solvent extraction or steam distillation of its golden yellow flowers that have ray-like blossoms.
German chamomile essential oil is extracted from Matricaria chamomilla (M. recutica) of the same family and is also known by the names of blue chamomile, Hungarian chamomile and single chamomile.
Both Roman and German chamomile have excellent calming properties, but Roman chamomile is more effective for irritation, impatience and feeling disagreeable, and has great value in treating PMS and other menstrual and menopausal problems, while German chamomile is superbly effective on the skin, not only to sooth and calm, but to heal and for tissue regeneration.Oil properties
The Roman chamomile essential oil has a sweet, apple-like fragrance and is very light clear blue in color with a watery viscosity, while the German chamomile oil has a sweet, straw-like fragrance, is dark blue in color and its viscosity is medium.
ORIGIN OF GERMAN AND ROMAN CHAMOMILE OILS
German chamomile oil is mostly cultivated in Hungary, Egypt, Eastern Europe and France, while Roman chamomile is cultivated in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Morocco and France.
Roman chamomile is a small perennial herb, with a hairy stem and feathery pinnate leaves, daisy like white flowers (larger than those of German chamomile) and grows about 25 cm high, while German chamomile grows about 60 cm high and has a hairless branching stem, with delicate feathery leaves and simple daisy like white flowers on single stems.
To the Egyptians it was a herb dedicated to the sun, to cure fevers, and to the moon, for its cooling ability. It was also recognized as a soother of nervous complaints and was used in shampoos, cosmetics and perfumes.
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 to be effective.
German chamomile oil is broadly used in the cosmetic industry, especially in formulations designed to improve dry, inflamed, or irritated skin. It is also added in shampoos and conditioners.
|External||Inflammation of the skin (including acne, eczema, psoriasis), mucous membranes and ano-genital area, bacterial skin diseases including those of the mouth and gums, and respiratory tract inflammation (inhaled)|
|Internal||Cystitis, cold, flu, malaria, parasitic worms, gastrointestinal spasms, inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver tonic|
Compared with the similar Roman Chamomile: German Chamomile contains more active ingredients which make it a more potent oil. Whereas, Roman Chamomile is better as a calming agent and used for sore muscles, German Chamomile is a better anti-inflammatory due to higher concentration of Azulene
Other practical uses of German chamomile oil include:
- Hair moisturizer – Blend two drops of German chamomile oil, rosemary oil, and lavender oil with four tablespoons of sweet almond oil. Massage it onto your hair and scalp once a week. For best results, leave it on overnight.
- Moisturizing skin mist – To make your own natural skin mist, blend two drops of German chamomile oil, two drops of lavender oil, one drop of rose otto oil, and four ounces of purified water in a ready-to-spray bottle. This natural moisturizing mist will surely be handy for your sunbathing sessions.
- Pain reliever for migraine – Moisten a towel with cool water and add a few drops of German chamomile oil. Place the damp cloth on your forehead, close your eyes, and relax.
- Pain reliever for aching joints or tense, stiff, and cramping muscles – Blend two tablespoons of sweet almond oil and two drops of German chamomile oil and rosemary oil. Massage this blend onto the affected areas to ease up the tensed muscles and increase circulation.
- Skin toner – German chamomile oil has astringent properties, which makes it ideal for pore-cleansing treatment. Simply add the essential oil to your own homemade facial cleanser and apply using cotton balls.
Caution: NEVER USE INTERNALLY without consulting professional medical help
- Not recommended for pregnant women and infants.
Individuals with serious and chronic health issues should consult an expert prior to using oils.
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