German Chamomile Essential Oil
Also known as “Blue Chamomile”
Species: Matricaria chamomilla / Also known as Matricaria recutita
Part Used: Flowers
Process: Steam Distillation
Organically and Ethically Farmed
German Chamomile Essential Oil is known for it’s rich blue color. This color can be attributed to it’s high content azulene content. Azulene is cherished for it’s anti-inflammatory and tissue-healing properties.[su_spoiler title=”Azulene MeSH Pharmacological Classification” style=”simple”]”Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Anti-inflammatory agents that are non-steroidal in nature. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, they have analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions.They act by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to cyclic endoperoxides, precursors of prostaglandins. Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis accounts for their analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions; other mechanisms may contribute to their anti-inflammatory effects.” – pubchem.gov[/su_spoiler]
Aroma: Sweet Floral, Warm
Inflammation, Cold, Coughs, Flu, Respiratory Ailments, Eczema, Skin Conditioner, Insomnia, Menstrual Pain
Commonly Blended With:
Bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, helichrysum, lavender, lemon, orange, patchouli, rose, rosemary, tea tree, ylang ylang
German chamomile is an herb. People use the flower head of the plant to make medicine.
German chamomile is used for intestinal gas, travel sickness, stuffy nose, hay fever, nervous diarrhea, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), fibromyalgia, restlessness, and trouble sleeping. It is also used for digestive system disorders, stomach ulcers, colic, and menstrual cramps.
Some people apply German chamomile directly to the skin for hemorrhoids; breast soreness; leg ulcers; allergic skin irritation; and bacterial skin diseases, including those of the mouth and gums. It is also used on the skin for treating or preventing damage to the inside of the mouth caused by chemotherapy or radiation; and to treat skin breakdown around colostomy appliances.
A form of German chamomile that can be inhaled is used to treat inflammation (swelling) and irritation of the respiratory tract.
In foods and beverages, German chamomile is used as flavoring.
In manufacturing, German chamomile is used in cosmetics, soaps, and mouthwashes. –WebMD
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