Chamomile (German) (3% Jojoba)
Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita
Synonym: Blue Chamomile
Botanical Family: Asteraceae
Country of Origin: Native to Europe, cultivated in Hungary, Egypt, Eastern Europe and France
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Characteristics: sweet, warm, fruity
analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, cholagogue, emmenagogue, hepatic, sedative, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge, vulnerary
Chemical Constituents: chamazulene, α-bisabolol, bisabolol oxide A, bisabolol oxide B, bisabolone oxide A
Mind & Spirit:
- Calming and sedating
- Eases stress and sleeplessness
- Calms the mind and allays worries
- Extremely effective for muscular or back pain,
- Eases headaches, toothache and earache.
- Relieves PMT and menopause.
- Relieves gastritis, diarrhoea, colitis, peptic ulcers, vomiting, flatulence & inflammation of the bowels.
- Effective on sensitive, itchy and dry skins.
- Has been used to make blonde hair even blonder.
Odour Intensity: 9
Blends well with:
Bergamot, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, neroli, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, yarrow, ylang ylang
Chamomile is one of the oldest British medicinal and beauty herbs. Traditionally it was said to cure all agues. Was used during World War II as a disinfectant. The word chamomile comes from the Greek word chamaimēlon, meaning, "earth-apple", so called because of the apple like scent of the plant. Egyptian priests recognised its soothing properties where nervous complaints were concerned.