German Chamomile essential oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-allergen and is nourishing to itchy skin. It is excellent for chronic tension which results in migraine headaches, insomnia or menopausal problems.
The oils blue color comes from chamazulene which also is what gives it its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It supports the body’s natural response to irritation and injury by clearing heat from the body. This is also why is it known to dispel the emotions of anger and rage and promote peace and patience.
German Chamomile also increases regeneration of skin making it a perfect natural remedy for itchy skin, eczema and dermatitis. Also use for itchy skin allergies for dogs; or horse dermatitis
My favorite oil blends that contain German Chamomile are Endoflex and Surrender Essential Oil. Because it is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory it is also placed in Omega Blue (fatty acid fish oil supplement) and Juvatone (liver cleanser).
What is the Genus Species? Matricaria recutita. Common names are Matricaria, Hungarian Chamomile and Blue Chamomile.
Why is this information important? It’s always important to know your genus species of your oil. Just the common name on the bottle doesn’t really tell you exactly what you’re getting.
Where did the name come from? Chamomile comes from two Greek words Kamai and melon meaning “ground apple”.
Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? German chamomile flowers
What is the ORAC Value? 218,600 µTE/100g
Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that German Chamomile was listed in Dioscorides De Materia Medica Europe’s first guide to Medicine? Yes, that was the first standard reference book for herbal treatments which was written in 78 AD.
What are the Plant Properties? Analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, antitumoral, anesthetic, decongestant, digestive tonic, hormone like and relaxant.
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of German Chamomile Essential Oil? Acne, abscesses, allergies, Alzheimer’s disease, anemia, arthritis, backache, blisters, blood detoxification, boils, burns, carpal tunnel syndrome, cuts, cystitis, decongestant, dermatitis, diaper rash, digestion, eczema, edema, fibromyalgia, gallbladder infection and health, headache, hepatitis and fatty liver, hair, high cholesterol, hormone like, inflammation, inflammation in the back insomnia, lipid peroxidation, liver cleansing, lower back pain, lumbago, measles, migraine headache, muscles (bruised, inflamed), nervous tension, phelibitis (inflammation of the veins), scar tissue, scleroderma, scrapes, skin conditions (acne, eczema, scar tissue), stomach ulcers, tachycardia, teething pain, toothache, toxic liver, viral colitis and wounds.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its sweet and grassy aroma is very calming and relaxing.
What is the Spiritual and Emotional Influence? German Chamomile regulates the flow of Chi or Life Force in the body by cooling inflammation in the body. It therefore, will calm and cool any condition that is inflamed or creating heat (anger, irritation, rage, disgust, etc).
Once these negative emotions are released, calmness and peace are instilled which brings clarity to our true path. This oil helps us recognize that self-patience and nurturing are qualities we must learn and master for us to open to the way of spirit. Without them, we can’t see or hear the clues that spirit have given us to the next step on our spiritual path.
What Chakra is Affected? Solar plexus and throat chakra.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Blue
How do I use it?
Use NEAT (undiluted). Then,
• Apply several drops (2-4) on location
• Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
• Directly inhale
• Diffuse or
• Dietary Supplement.
Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes. Fantastic oil for allergy relief for dogs particular those with dog skin allergies or itchy dog skin!
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine products and oils in particular when using non therapeutic grade oils. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils for therapeutic results! German Chamomile essential oil does not have any known contraindications.
Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) for internal consumption by the FDA. Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age. May create skin irritation for those who have sensitive skin.
Some companies will substitute a species within the family and try to sell it for therapeutic use! For example, Maroc (Ormenis multicaulis) is sometimes sold as Chamomile and it should not be used as a substitute!
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that German Chamomile Essential Oil contains 2-5% Chamazulene? Yes, chamazulene can only be produced when distilling certain plants very accurately. Chamazulene is called an artifact for this reason. German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Yarrow and Blue Tansy Essential Oil are the only plants that will produce this highly sought after artifact.
Use with Clary Sage for minimizing the effects of premenstrual tension and stress.
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