Dried flowers/herb (source: germany)
Latin name : Matricaria chamomilla or m. Recutia
Family : Asteraceae [compositae])
Note : Top to middle
Extraction : Steam distillation
Aroma: The odor is sweet and adds a warm, long-lasting undertone in perfumes. Spicy, sharp, sweet and musky
Properties: German chamomile aka blue chamomile or chamomile matricaria. The blue colour is from azulene which is formed during the distillation of the oil. All the chamomiles are used in massage oils and herbal mixtures.
Its analgesic action eases dull muscular pain particularly when connected to nervous conditions. Low back pain seems to respond well. In the same way useful for headaches, neuralgia, toothache and earache. Useful with menstrual problems since helps to regulate the menstrual cycle and eases period pain. Seems to be a popular choice for calming irritable effects of pre menstrual tension and the menopause. Soothes the stomach and often relieves gastritis, diarrhoea, colitis, peptic ulcers, vomiting, wind, inflammation of the bowels – may be useful for irritable bowel syndrome. Also said to be helpful with liver problems, jaundice as well as disorders of the genito-urinary tract. Indicated for use with repeated infections since stimulates production of hire corpuscles which help to fight bacteria and fortify the defence system. Could be effective against anaemia
Chemical constituents: Main constituents: chamazulene, (produced during steam distillation, not present in the fresh plant), bisabolol oxide, enyndicycloether, farnesene.
Precautions: A gentle oil suitable for the young and fragile. One of the few essential oils that can be used on inflamed skin conditions, although high concentrations may further irritate. Best avoided in pregnancy.
Blends : Blends well with: bergamot, jasmine, neroli, clary sage, rose.