This is a very nice essential oil, the blue is beautiful, and the aroma is sweet and herbaceous, it blended well with my lavender, very happy with this product....
German Chamomile is best used for its ANTI-INFLAMMATORY (for muscle and/or joint pain), ANALGESIC (pain numbing), AND COOLING properties. It’s ideal in any acute pain situation where heat is present. Research also shows that it proves beneficial in reducing histamine-induced reactions. SKIN HEALING and SKIN REGENERATION are also benefits of German Chamomile.
To learn more about German Chamomile, please read this Fragrant Friday post by Liz Fulcher at Aromatic Wisdom Institute.
Latin Name: Matricaria recutita
Botanical family: Asteraceae
Plant Part: flowers
Processed: steam distilled
Chemical family: Sesquiterpenes, Oxides
Note: middle – base
Max Dermal Use: None suggested
Safety Concerns: Possible drug interactions
Analgesic- numbs pain
Anti-allergenic – prevent and/or relieve allergy symptoms
Anti-fungal - inhibits fungal growth
Anti-histaminic – reduces histamine
Anti-microbial – reduces or kills microbes
Antiseptic – fights germs/infections
Anti-spasmodic – relieves muscular spasms/tension/cramps
Bactericidal – destructive to bacteria
Cicatrisant – scar healing, promotes skin cell regeneration
Sedative (CNS) – calming to the Central Nervous System
Skin Healing – supports minor wound healing
SAFETY: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We are not doctors or medical professionals.
We are passionate about aromatherapy and all things healthy and natural. We also believe strongly in the safe use of essential oils. To learn more about blending safely, we have a learning section devoted just to this issue: Drops & Dilutions.
Safety recommendations are based on Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition, Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 2014.
- At a Glance:
- German Chamomile is best used for its anti-inflammatory (for muscle and/or joint pain), analgesic (pain numbing), and cooling properties.
- anti-inflammatory, analgesic, cicatrisant, cooling, anti-histaminic
- a-bisabolol (36.10%), e-b-farnesene (32.37%), a-bisabolol a oxide (6.28%), chamazulene (4.04%)
- Steam Distilled:
- FEB 2015
- Shelf Life:
- 4-5 Years (approx.)
- Oil Color:
- Deep Blue