Chamomile pure essential oil, matricaria recutita, has two main types: German and Roman. They are structurally different in their compounds but the medicinal properties are very similar.
Although this essential oil has many uses and benefits such as being anti-bacterial, an antiseptic and a disinfectant the prime attribute is as an anti-inflammatory.
The methods of use are up to you, depending on what you need it for. For skin conditions use it as a topical application; for soothing the mind it can be used in the bath or maybe in a burner; if you have a sprain then a compress is the best method.
This covers both internal conditions such as rheumatism/arthritis and also external like psoriasis, eczema, sprains.
German Chamomile pure essential oil is a stronger anti-inflammatory because it has a higher percentage of azulene.
Soothes diarrhea, dyspepsia, indigestion, colic.
Relieves heavy, painful menstruation, helps ease PMS, good for Cystitis.
This oil is extremely effective in calming and soothing the mind so use it for nervous tension, depression, insomnia, headaches, releasing emotional blockages, controlling anger.
For getting off tranquilizers it’s the perfect solution as it is often used for insomnia.
Its soothing qualities can be used externally as well for acne, cuts, burns and any dry and itchy skin conditions.
Useful for toothache and teething pains.
This essential oil stimulates cell growth.
Sweet apple scent, light and refreshing
Flowers via distillation
A small perennial herb up to 25cm high with multiple branches. Spreading or creeping. It has feathery leaves and a daisy like white flower.
A pale blue which turns yellow with age.
Warm, sweet, fruity scent.
Nearly 85% is esters of angelic and tiglic acids.
The remaining 15% is made up of pinene, farnesol, nerolidol, chamazulene, pinacarvone, cineol.
Avoid if you are allergic to the Ragweed family
Don’t use Chamomile Maroc, Ormenis multicaulis, as it’s not a true chamomile so it will not have the same medicinal properties.