German Chamomile Essential Oil
1/4 Oz size. There are many varieties of chamomile but only two are used in aromatherapy- Roman and German. Both have similar healing properties but German chamomile contains a higher level of azulin which is an analgesic agent. Chamomile is known to have antibacterial properties.
Chamomile is a mild but effective aroma for women that helps support the reproductive system and can help alleviate some premenstrual pain if applied directly. It is a very calming herb that eases stress or anxiety. mild enough to be able to be applied directly to minor cuts, and scrapes, but should not be used on burns as oil forms an insulative layer that holds heat in and continues to cause damage.
German chamomile is used in herbal medicine for a sore stomach, irritable bowels, and as a gentle sleep aid. It is also used as a mild laxative and is anti-inflammatory and bactericidal. It can be taken as an herbal tea, two teaspoons of dried flower per cup of tea, which should be steeped for 10 to 15 minutes while covered to avoid evaporation of the volatile oils. The marc should be pressed because of the formation of a new active principle inside the cells, which can then be released by rupturing the cell walls, though this substance only forms very close to boiling point. For a sore stomach, some recommend taking a cup every morning without food for two to three months.
One of the active ingredients of its essential oil is the terpene bisabolol. Other active ingredients include farnesene, chamazulene, flavonoids (including apigenin, quercetin, patuletin and luteolin) and coumarin.
Dried chamomile has a reputation for being incorrectly prepared because it is dried at a temperature above the boiling point of the volatile components of the plant which does not apply to our product as it is dried in temperature controlled environments.
Botanical Name: Matricaria chamomilla
Origin: Eastern Europe
Edible: Not recommended
Extraction Method: Steam distillation