This is Matricaria recutita, commonly known as German Chamomile, but because it is cultivated in Nepal, its chemistry is different enough for us to make it stand alone as the third type of chamomile that we offer. This oil is a greenish-blue color instead of the traditional deep blue color.
Over 75% sesquiterpenes, our Nepal Chamomile offers excellent anti-inflammatory and cooling properties. It can also be helpful for allergy relief. It is our first choice for any skin issue that involves redness, heat, or itching.
Botanical family: Asteraceae
Plant Part: Leaves
Processed: Steam distilled
Chemical family: Sesquiterpenes, Oxides
Aroma: Herbaceous, Grassy and Hay-like
Color: Greenish Blue
Max Dermal Use: None Suggested
Safety Concerns: Possible drug interactions
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. Please consult your medical professional before use.
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.
- Latin Name:
- Matricaria recutita
- At a Glance:
- Anti-inflammatory, Calming, and useful for irritated skin conditions
- Unsprayed, Nepal
- Anti-inflammatory, Sedative, Skin Healing, Antihistiminic, Antifungal
- Chemistry (batch specific):
- e-b-farnesene (58.73%), bisabolol a oxide (9.42%),e,e-a-farnesene (8.06%), germacrene d (3.71%), bicyclogermacrene (2.71%)
- Steam Distilled:
- March 2016
- Shelf Life:
- 4-5 Years (approx.)