Chamomile, German

German Chamomile - AroMeds Matricaria recutita is organically grown in Nepal. The flowering tops are steam distilled. The plant is in the compositae or asteraceae families. The oil is a middle/base note with a strong, bitter, herbaceous aroma.

Uses-

  • German chamomile contains chamazulene, a very powerful anti-inflammatory chemical component, therefore it is effective in blends that address inflamed muscles, ligaments or joints. It has a cooling action, and is helpful for red/hot inflammation.
  • Useful is skin care for burns, cuts, rashes, hives and wounds. It is the most prominent essential oil ingredient used in AroMeds best selling skin soothing salve that addresses eczema.
  • Regarding digestive blends- Battaglia states, " it can be used in treating dyspepsia, and indigestion. The oil stimulates the liver and gallbladder and is recommended for poor appetite and painful digestion."
  • Used in headache or migraine blends
  • Its anti-spasmotic qualities make it helpful in blends for painful menstruation
  • Very calming to the nervous system making it effective when addressing anxiety, restlessness and insomnia.

Emotional Support-  german chamomile encourages communication, relaxation and calm, understanding, organization, empathy and patience.

    Blends well with- citruses, geranium, lavender, patchouli, frankincense, myrrh, helichyrsum, palmarosa

    Notes of interest- German Chamomile is powerful yet gentle, considered safe for children when appropriately diluted (5-6 drops per 1 ounce carrier)

    Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation, skin care

    Safety data- Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.

    Resources-

    Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

    Butje, A. Aromahead Institute -Teacher Training Manual, 2013

    Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

    Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

     Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.


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