Chamomile German Essential Oil
Latin name: Matricaria chamomilla
Synonyms: Chamomilla recutita, blue chamomile, Hungarian chamomile
Plant family: Asteraceae
Extraction: Distillation of the flower heads (1.9% yield)
Origin: Europe, France
Plant characteristics: A small daisy-like plant that grows abundantly in Europe and is harvested mainly in France.
Chamomile German Essential Oil characteristics: An inky-blue blue liquid with a strong earthy, yet sweet aroma.
Traditional use: Used extensively in Europe for all states of nervous tension, including depression. Also used for indigestion.
Blends well with: Lavender, Patchouli, Geranium and Clary Sage.
Cautions and comments: there are no known contra-indications for the oil, but chamomile has been known to cause dermatitis and should be taken with care. Chamomile oil is a folk remedy for a liver, spleen and stomach tonic.
Main chemical constituents: Chamazulene, other sesquiterpenes.
How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.