German Chamomile Essential Oil (Matricaria recutita)
German Chamomile (aka blue chamomile, Hungarian chamomile) is an annual herb whose deep blue German Chamomile essential oil offers powerful anti-inflammatory, calming qualities and treatment for external sores and intestinal problems.
- Anti-allergenic (anti-histaminic)
- Cosmetic & Mouthwash Ingredient
- Eases Menstrual Cramps
- Helps Skin Irritation
- Reduces Inflammation
- Remedies Travel Sickness
- Soothes Colic and Stomach Ulcers
- Supports Healing of Hemorrhoids
- Useful in Fibromyalgia
Aromatic Scent: warm, sweet, herbaceous, slightly woody and calming.
Dr. Nick Notes
German Chamomile has some of the most pronounced anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties in therapeutic application. GC seems to synergize very well with helichrysum to speed healing of wounds, burns and has been particularly helpful in soothing allergies (at least living local in San Luis Obispo observed in a small circle of friends using this blend for allergies applied at a few drops under the nose). The hydrosol is quite a miraculous by-product for reducing inflammation, soothing burns, vitalizing skin and makes a wonderful mouthwash ingredient.
German Chamomile is quite soothing and dreamy – I’ve enjoyed and experienced a deeper quality/lucidity of dreams after application into the soles of feet before bedtime. Infused into a carrier oil creates a powerful healing solution which soothes burns, skin irritation and calms inflammation. This solution may also be rubbed over the stomach to soothe upset and relieve gas and bloating. Women can apply this oil over the womb and deeply inhale to ease in menstrual cramps.
The blue colour renowned in German Chamomile is expressed from the Chamazulene which is actually a by-product of the steam distillation process through the heating of its inherent constituents. Of important note, German chamomile can greatly affect liver metabolism of other pharmaceutical drugs and use should be evaluated with a licensed physician who is knowledgeable of essential oils and natural medicine.
If you want to learn about intriguing experiments which use German Chamomile’s liver inhibition, do a google search for “oilhuasca”. Ron69 seems to be an online source with adept knowledge on this interesting topic which uses German Chamomile to catalyze a spiritual experience using other essential oil extracts based on the liver inhibition. This is not a suggestion or recommendation to explore oilhuasca, just a fascinating rabbit-hole to engage while drilling the important awareness of avoiding potential drug interactions.
How to Use
- Apply to skin and hair for healing, soothing, and smoothing into beauty
- Diffuse or vaporize to aid with lung irritation or inflammation
- Add a few drops of herbal flavor to your beverage or food
German chamomile should be avoided during pregnancy and with individuals taking blood clotting medication and other pharmaceutical drugs due to drug interactions. Several constituents in this extract inhibit liver enzymes (CYP2D6, CYP1A2, CYP2C9, CYP3A4).
This oil is safe for topical use in young children. May stain clothing blue!
Blends Well With: Black Cumin (CO2), Ginger, Vanilla, Cedar Atlas, Frankincense Carteri (CO2), Helichrysum, Juniper Berries (CO2), Lavender, Lemon, Mugwort, Orange, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Sandalwood
Cultivation: Unsprayed / Wildcrafted (Organic)
Country of Origin: South Africa / France / Bulgaria
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Parts of Plant Used: Flowers
Terpenes: trans-β-Farnesene, α-Bisabolol oxide A, chamazulene, α-Bisabolone oxide, α-Bisabolol
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.