German Chamomile CO2

Botanical Name:
Matricaria recutita
Country of Origin:
Germany
Plant Part:
Flower
Distillation Method:
CO2-to
Cultivation:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Sesquiterpenol
N/A
Sesquiterpene
N/A
Acid
N/A
Primary Constituents
alpha bisabolol
27.75%
1,6-dioxaspiro[4.4]non-3-ene
21.74%
beta farnesene
13.93%
linoleic acid
9.27%
cis oleic acid
8.17%
  • 4oz -
    $213.94
  • 8oz -
    $401.40
  • 16oz -
    $755.57
  • 1Kg -
    $1,376.55
  • Sample -
    $2.58
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Wholesale Certified Organic German Blue Chamomile Essential Oil

From Wholesale Essential Oils, 100% pure Certified Organic German 'Blue' Chamomile essential oil. It is distilled using the cool-process CO2 distillation method. German Chamomile is highly regarded for its soothing properties, particularly in topical applications. Our CO2 oil is a rich blue color, indicating a high level of natural matricin and chamazuline. The CO2 variety will generally have a higher concentration of matricin – making it slightly more green than blue. Our German Chamomile Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.

ABOUT THE OIL

Our German Chamomile is sourced from flowers Certified Organically grown in Germany. It is a deep, rich blue color, indicating a high level of natural matricin and chamazuline. Matracin is naturally turned to chamazuline during the steam distillation process. The CO2 will generally have a higher concentration of matricin, making it more of a greenish, deep-sea blue. It also has a naturally thicker texture and an alpha-bisabolol content of 16%. It will need gentle warming to pour. The 'specification' on the oil is that it becomes liquid at or below 104 deg. F. This annual aromatic herb grows up to 60 cm tall and has branching stems with one daisy-like white flower on the end of each. It is native to Europe and Asia and was brought to North America and Australia for commercial production of essential oil.

Aromatherapy Notes

The blue/green viscous CO2 oil has a potent, slightly sweet, warm, and herbaceous aroma. If using for purely aromatic purposes, Roman or Cape Chamomile may be the ideal choice. The deep aroma blends well with Geranium, Lavender, Pachouli, Rose, Benzoin, Neroli, Bergamot, Marjoram, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine and Clary Sage.

Traditional Uses

This herb has been used in traditional medicine for over 3,000 years. The botanical name of Chamomile, "Martricaria", meaning "Caring for the womb" finds its echo in folk medicine that has always emphasized chamomile's connection with the female reproductive system.

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in the Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Analgesic, Anti-allergenic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiphlogistic, Antispasmodic, Bactericidal, Carminative, Emmenagogue, Hepatic, Sedative, Stomachic, Vulnerary
  • Considered one of the gentlest essential oils
  • Use in a massage for muscular aches and pains
  • Relaxing to the nerves, relieves spasms, and eases pain

From Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals2:

  • Approved for inflammation of the respiratory tract
  • Used topically for hemorrhoids
  • Soothes oral bacterial infections and sores

German Chamomile in Research

German Chamomile has long been used as a folk remedy for various ailments and recent research supports its use in a number of applications. Researchers have found evidence for both psychological and physiological benefits of chamomile. German chamomile has been found to have beneficial effects on clinical patients with generalized anxiety disorder and depression3,4, as well as a neuroprotective effect on motor control in mice induced with strokes5. In animal studies, it has been found to have sedative6, antiseizure7, antidiarrheal8, and wound-healing effects9. Regular doses of chamomile tea have also been found to reduce the glycemic index of patients with type-2 diabetes10. While these studies suggest promising applications for chamomile, further clinical trials in humans are needed to confirm these findings.

Summary of Research Studies

  • A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed that oral administration of chamomile extract capsules over an 8-week period significantly reduced anxiety scores compared to placebo in patients with mild to moderate generalized anxiety disorder.3
  • An exploratory study showed that oral administration of chamomile extract capsules over an 8-week period significantly reduced depression scores in subjects with co-morbid anxiety and depression symptoms.4
  • Mice induced with ischemic stroke showed significant improvement in motor function when treated with chamomile extract.5
  • The chemical apigenin found in chamomile was found to reduce motor activity in rats.6
  • Mice treated with chamomile had increased resistance to induced seizures.7
  • Chamomile extract had antioxidant and antidiarrheal effects in rats.8
  • Rats that had chamomile extract added to their drinking water showed significantly faster wound healing than those with plain water.9
  • In a randomized, single-blinded trial, patients with type-2 diabetes who consumed chamomile tea following meals, 3 times a day for 8 weeks, had beneficial effects on glycemic control compared to the control group that drank only water.10

Application and Use

Safety

Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Due to the levels of the 'blue' chemicals, this oil MUST be kept to under 2% concentration or else it becomes inflammatory - according to Drs. Franchomme and Penoel - this may be an effect seen only in certain individuals. Others state it is safe under all circumstances. Test for sensitivity before extensive use.

References

1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holysitc Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Lis-Balchin, Maria. Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. Pharmaceutical Press, 2006.

3 Amsterdam, Jay D., et al. “A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Oral Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Extract Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.” Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, vol. 29, no. 4, 2009, pp. 378–382., doi:10.1097/jcp.0b013e3181ac935c.

4 Amsterdam, Jay D. et al. “Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita) May Have Antidepressant Activity in Anxious Depressed Humans - An Exploratory Study.” Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, vol. 18,  no. 5, 2012, pp. 44–49.

5 Moshfegh, Azam, and Mahbubeh Setorki. “Neuroprotective Effect of Matricaria Chamomilla Extract on Motor Dysfunction Induced by Transient Global Cerebral Ischemia and Reperfusion in Rat.” Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, vol. 19, no. 9, 30 Aug. 2017, doi:10.5812/zjrms.10927

6 Avallone, Rossella, et al. “Pharmacological Profile of Apigenin, a Flavonoid Isolated from Matricaria Chamomilla.” Biochemical Pharmacology, vol. 59, no. 11, 2000, pp. 1387–1394., doi:10.1016/s0006-2952(00)00264-1.

7 Heidari, M. R., et al. “Study of Antiseizure Effects of Matricaria Recutita Extract in Mice.”Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 1171, no. 1, 2009, pp. 300–304., doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04917.x.

8 Sebai, Hichem, et al. “Antidiarrheal and Antioxidant Activities of Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita L.) Decoction Extract in Rats.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 152, no. 2, 2014, pp. 327–332., doi:10.1016/j.jep.2014.01.015.

9 Nayak, B. Shivananda, et al. “Wound Healing Activity of Matricaria Recutita L. Extract.” Journal of Wound Care, vol. 16, no. 7, 2007, pp. 298–302., doi:10.12968/jowc.2007.16.7.27061.

10 Zemestani, Maryam, et al. “Chamomile Tea Improves Glycemic Indices and Antioxidants Status in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.” Nutrition, vol. 32, no. 1, 2016, pp. 66–72., doi:10.1016/j.nut.2015.07.011.