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Chamomile essential oil

Chamomile oil has excellent calming properties,  chamomile is very effective for irritation, impatience and feeling disagreeable, and has great value in treating menstrual and menopausal problems,  chamomile  is also effective on the skin, not only to sooth and calm, but to heal and for tissue regeneration.

Chamomile essential oil has a sweet, straw-like fragrance, is dark blue in color and its viscosity is medium. Chamomile oil is mostly cultivated in Hungary, Egypt, Eastern Europe and France, while Roman chamomile is cultivated in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Morocco and France. Chamomile oils are extracted from the flowers by steam distillation from fresh flowers with chamomile yielding about 0.2 - 0.4 %. The main constituents of the chamomile oil are chamazulene, a-bisabolol, bisabolol oxide A, bisabolol oxide B and bisabolone oxide A. Chamomile oil is considered non-toxic and non-irritant, it has emmenagogue properties when used in high concentrations and should be avoided during pregnancy.

Chamomile oil is analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-spasmodic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, cholagogue, emmenagogue, hepatic, digestive, sedative, stomachic, vermifuge, vasoconstrictor and vulnerary.

This essential oil has a calming effect on the mind and body and is excellent in treating any type of inflammation - be that internal or external - and is very effective on urinary stones (bladder gravel) as well. It stimulates the liver and gall bladder, thereby improving digestion and is valuable in treating menstrual and menopausal problems.

On the skin, it is a miracle worker and calms red, dry and irritated skin, as well as calming allergies, eczema, psoriasis and all other flaky skin problems. It is high in -(-a)-bisabolol which promotes granulation (healing) and is also a great tissue regenerator.

Chamomile oils have calming and relaxing abilities, especially on the nervous and digestive systems, regulating and easing the menstrual cycle. They have soothing and healing influence on the skin, as well as being a potent remedy for inflammatory conditions.

  • Burners and vaporizers
    • Chamomile oil can be used in vapor therapy, for nervous complaints, headaches and migraines.
  • Blended massage oil or in the bath
    • Chamomile can be used in a blended massage oil, or diluted in the bath, to assist with allergies, anorexia, addiction, colic, insomnia, back pain, muscle pain, arthritis, post-natal depression and bowel disorders, asthma, measles, mumps, PMS, menopausal symptoms, as well as rheumatism.
  • Lotion and cream
    • Chamomile oil is useful in general skincare, especially in treating allergic skin.
  • Mouthwash
    • Chamomile can be used as a mouthwash for dental abscesses and tonsillitis.