From Wholesale Essential Oils, pure Naturally Grown German 'Blue' Chamomile essential oil. This steam distilled oil is excellent for all classic aromatherapy applications. Its rich blue color indicates a high level of natural matricin and chamazuline. Matracin is naturally turned to chamazuline during the steam distillation process. Very highly recommended as a potent anti-inflammatory. This German Chamomile Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE OIL
The botanical name of Chamomile, "Martricaria", meaning "Caring for the womb" finds its echo in folk medicine that has always emphasized chamomileâ€™s emmenagogue properties and its connection with the female system. It is an annual of the composite family Asteraceae. M. chamomilla has a branched, erect and smooth stem which grows to a height of 15â€“60 cm (6-24inches). The flowers are white florets with yellow centers borne from a thin hollow stem without scales. This property distinguishes German chamomile from corn chamomile (Anthemis arvensis), which has a receptacle, or stem with scales. German or "Blue" Chamomile helps in cases of headaches caused by gall bladder deficiency and general digestive problems and nausea.Â 'Blue' Chamomile Essential Oil has that "deep waterâ€™ cooling and enveloping influence which soothes and relieves. Along with Helichrysum, it is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory essential oils.Â Similar to Helichrysum, it has been used to dissolve congestions of the blood. The cooling, harmonizing effects of German Chamomile make it a first choice oil against nervous tensions, migraine and all kinds of stress related disturbances.
The aroma is certainly interesting, and may be somewhat potent for some. The blue-green viscous liquid has a strong, sweetish warm herbaceous aroma. This particular oil is of a high alpha-bisabolol chemotype, specifically recommended by Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt in 'Advanced Aromatherapy', suggests it as having excellent properties to ease neuralgic pain and inflammatory processes, especially of the eyes and the stomach (ulcer), but also helps with cystitis, arthritis, inflamed joints and rheumatism in some individuals.
The herb has a long-standing medicinal tradition, particularly in Europe, for 'all states of tension and the visceral symptoms that can arise there from, such as nervous dyspepsia and nervous bowel, tension headaches, and sleeplessness; especially useful for all children's conditions, calming without depressing...' (from Mills, S.Y. - The A-Z of Modern Herbalism).
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
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 a counter inflammatory - according to Dr's. 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.