| German Chamomile
From Ananda Aromatherapy, pure organic German 'Blue' Chamomile essential oils, both in the classic steam distilled, and the cool-process CO2 distilled varieties. German chamomile is highly regarded in for its soothing properties*, particularly where Chamomile is called for in topical applications. The steam distilled is excellent for all classic aromatherapy applications. Both are a rich blue color, indicating a high level of natural matricin and chamulzine. Matracin is naturally turned to chamulzine during the steam distillation process. The CO2 will generally have a higher concentration of matricin -- making it slightly greener than blue. It also has a naturally thicker texture, and has an alpha-bisolbolol content of 16%. It will need gentle warming to pour ~ the 'specification' on the oil is that it becomes liquid at or below 104 deg. F. Both have excellent aromas, and are very highly recommended.*
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'Blue' Chamomile Essential Oil has that "deep water’ cooling and enveloping influence
which soothes and relieves. The cooling, harmonizing effects of German Chamomile make it a first
choice oil against
nervous tensions, migraine and all kinds of stress related disturbances.* The herb has a long-standing medicinal
tradition, particularly in Europe, for 'all states of tension and the visceral symptoms that can arise there from,
such as nervous dyspepsia and nervous bowel, tension headaches, and sleeplessness; especially useful for all
children's conditions, calming without depressing...' (from Mills, S.Y. - The A-Z of Modern
Concentration recommendations in your formulas are between 1% and 3% for the steam distilled oil, and between 0.1% and 0.3% for the CO2. Here's some ways to convert, for one total ounce of blend (or single carrier): 3% is 1ml in 30ml (30ml = 1oz). 1ml is about 35 drops. 1% in one fluid ounce is 11 or 12 drops ~ 0.1% is one drop, 0.3% is 3 or 4 drops.
The sesquiterpenes (chamazulene) and sesquiterpenols (α-bisabolol) of this chamomile may excel
in a wide range of properties, which are hard to find in comparable strength in any other oils.
The blue/green viscous liquid has a strong, sweetish warm herbaceous aroma. The aroma is certainly interesting, and may be somewhat potent for some (if using Chamomile aromatically, the Roman Chamomile is the oil of choice). This particular oil is of a high alpha-bisabolol chemotype, specifically recommended by Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt in 'Advanced Aromatherapy'.
The botanical name of Chamomile, "Martricaria", meaning "Caring for the womb" finds
its echo in folk medicine that has always emphasizes chamomile’s connection
with the female system. German or "Blue" Chamomile can be supportive for headaches
caused by gall bladder deficiency and general digestive problems and nausea.*
Another area where German Chamomile can be of great help is the skin, as can Roman Chamomile - though the properties which may support inflammation-reduction*of the Blue variety are considered greater.
|For burns or skin inflammation, traditional use suggests applying 1 or 2
drops of German Chamomile to the affected area. A few drops may be added to a glass of water and taken
internally for gastrointestinal upset. For nervous tension or mild shock, rub a few drops into the solar
||Though German 'Blue' Chamomile essential oil is considered non-toxic and
non-irritating, always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Due to the levels
of the 'blue' chemicals, this oil MUST be kept to under 2% concentration or else it becomes a counter inflammatory
- according to Dr's. Franchomme and Penoel - this may be an effect seen only in certain individuals. Others
state it is safe under all circumstances. Test for sensitivity before extensive use.
|For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils. Chamomile essential oil blends well with: Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, French, Lemon, Neroli, Rose,
and Ylang-Ylang essential oils.
Abdominal Cramp Massage Blend: Angelica essential oil 4 drops; Chamomile
essential oil 8 drops; Cardamom essential oil 3
drops; Carrier oil (Sweet Almond, for example) 1
ounce. Massage as needed onto abdomen.
|All oils from Ananda Aromatherapy are true therapeutic quality,
meaning they are produced to the highest quality standards possible. Our essential oils are
chosen for their integrity (all chemical constituents important for aromatherapy are intact), ecological
'soundness' (most are organic or wild grown), and wonderful
aromas. You may order a sample of any oil before trying larger amounts. Most samples are about .75ml; exotic oils such as Melissa, Rose, Angelica and Jasmine are only a few drops. Ananda Aromatherapy offers wholesale essential oils direct to you. We forgo the use of separate wholesale and retail tiers in order to keep fine true therapeutic quality oils accessible to everyone!
*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from The Ananda Apothecary. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.