Oil Name: Chamomile Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Chamomile Roman essential oil is produced from Anthemis nobilis and is also known as English Chamomile, Sweet Chamomile and Garden Chamomile. German Chamomile essential oil is from Matricaria chamomilla and is also known as Blue Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile and Single Chamomile.
The Chamomile Roman essential oil has a sweet, apple-like in fragrance and is very light clear blue in colour. Its viscosity is watery. The Chamomile German essential oil is sweet, straw-like in fragrance and is dark blue in colour. Its viscosity is medium.
Chamomile Roman is native to England. It is now cultivated in Germany, France and Morocco. German Chamomile is cultivated in France, Morocco and Spain. Both the Chamomile Roman and German oil is extracted from the flowers by steam distillation.
Essential or Carrier Oil?
The main chemical components of Chamomile Roman oil are: Angelic, Methacrylic, Butyric and Tiglic Acids, Azulene. The main chemical components of Chamomile German oil are: Farnesene, Cuminic and Azulene.
Analgesic, Antibiotic, Antidepressant, Anti inflammatory, Anti-neuralgic, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Carminative, Digestive, emmenagogue, Hepatic, Nervine, Sedative, Vulnerary
Acne, Allergies, Colic, Diarrhoea, Digestion, Eczema, Headaches, Menstrual Pain, Migraine, Muscular Aches and Pains, Nervousness, Neuralgia, Pain Relief, Rashes, Rheumatism, Skin Infection, Skin Sores, Wounds
pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers
Detail of Warnings
Both are considered non-toxic and non-irritant, but have emmenagogue properties when used in high concentrations.
Both should be avoided during pregnancy.
Compatible Combination Oils
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Rose, Tea TreeTags: chamomile essential oils