Chamomile Essential Oil

Matricaria Chamomile (German) and Anthemis Nobilis or Chammaemelum nobile (Roman)

Chamomile Essential Oils blend well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavender, Jasmine, Geranium, Grapefruit, Tea Tree, Rose, Lemon, Lime, and Ylang-Ylang Essential Oils.

Known Uses

Both varieties of Chamomile Essential Oil induce perspiration, which helps to remove toxins and helps to flush the oil glands in the treatment of acne. At the same time these oils cool down the body, effectively reducing fever. Chamomile Oils are also known to cure inflammation in the digestive and urinary tracts. However, German Chamomile Oil is a more powerful anti-inflammatory agent due to the presence of a compound called Azulene.

Both varieties have very good antiseptic and antibiotic properties. Both types prevent infections and fungi from forming and they eliminate infections that are already present. Chamomile Oils can kill intestinal worms and if applied to the hair, will kill lice and mites. These oils act as a diuretic to stimulate increased urination to detoxify the blood.

Both varieties have been known to be effective in fighting depression.  But, Roman Chamomile Oil is more calming and works better to regulate menstruation. Roman Chamomile is also found to be more effective in calming down small children. The German variety, on the other hand, is found to be more effective on adults. Both Chamomile Oils can reduce blood pressure by relaxing the constriction of vessels.

Both German and Roman Chamomile Oils stimulate circulation and detoxify the blood, which can reduce swelling and edema. Both varieties can relieve flatulence. They also can calm nervous disturbances such as convulsions, spasms, nervousness, and loss of control over limbs.

The topical application of both types of Chamomile Essential Oils can diminish the appearance of scars, and marks and spots on the skin and face. They both have properties that can reduce pain in muscles and joints, relieve headaches, toothaches, and pain from bone injuries. They have even been known to be effective in relieving the severe pain of neuralgia.

History

Roman Chamomile is also known as English Chamomile. Originally it was native to southern and western Europe, East Africa and the Middle East. It is now also cultivated in the United States, England, Belgium, France and Argentina. It grows wild in all the temperate regions. Also known as true chamomile and common chamomile and 'noble' chamomile. The plant has been used since ancient times for its healing properties. Its history dates back as far as the ancient Egyptians who dedicated it to their gods due to its curative properties, particularly when used for the acute fever known at the time as the Ague.

German Chamomile is also known as Hungarian or Blue Chamomile due to its distinctive dark blue oil and is native to Europe and northern Asia and is widespread on wasteland, farmland and in gardens. It is cultivated in Hungary, France, Eastern Europe and Egypt.

Warnings

There are no specific risks in using either variety of Chamomile Oil that has been reported, except that it should be avoided if someone has a direct allergy to chamomile or to any other members of the ragweed family, to which Chamomile belongs. Using Roman Chamomile Essential Oil may lead to allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to plants from the Asteraceae or Compositae family, such as ragweed, chrysanthemum, daisies, and marigolds. If you have any sensitivity to these plants, avoid Chamomile Oils.

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