Chamomile, German, Essential Oil, 1mL

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Chamomile, German, Essential Oil, 1mL

Sold by the 1mL = 20 drops in a 5mL bottle.

Matricaria chamomilla L. flower heads, steam distilled, from Nepal.

Aroma: A medium middle to base note, German chamomile essential oil has a sweet, fruity, herbaceous, soft, fragrance similar to that of Moroccan Chamomile.

History: This herb has been used for medicinal purposes and skin therapy for thousands of years, in particular in Europe.

Colour: A thin blue to bluish-green liquid.

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong

Common Uses: Chamomile has a long tradition in herbal medicine. The flowers were used in many cures including an herbal tea to cure insomnia. During the Second World War chamomile was also used as a disinfectant. The essential oil is useful in the treatment of aches and pains in muscles and joints. Treatment of symptoms of PMS with Chamomile is also beneficial especially when the symptoms are related to stress.

German chamomile essential oil Uses: Abscesses, allergies, arthritis, boils, colic, cuts, cystitis, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, hair, headache, inflamed skin, insect bites, insomnia, nausea, neuralgia, PMS, rheumatism, sores, sprains, strains, stress, wounds. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]

Main Constituents:
beta-farnesene: 32.69%
alpha-farnesene: 7.89%
bisabolol oxide A: 6.2%
chamazulene: 0.30%

Major Constituents:
Bisabolol
Farnesol
Azulene
Farnasene
Thujanol
[Shirley Price, The Aromatherapy Workbook (Hammersmith, London: Thorsons, 1993), 54-5.]

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals, and should be avoided by those allergic to ragweed; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Safety Information: Tisserand and Young caution that a drug interaction may occur if using drugs metabolized by CYP2D6. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 243.] According to Julia Lawless, German Chamomile Oil may cause dermatitis in some. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 168.]

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