German chamomile is the first choice to treat inflammation. The presence of azulene-which gives German chamomile its deep-blue color-makes this essential oil a powerful anti-inflammatory. Overall, German chamomile is soothing, calming and balancing. It is especially valuable in treating cystitis. Hot compresses over the abdomen relieve the hot, burning symptoms and calm the nerves, allaying the anxiety and exhaustion that often accompany cystitis. Drinking copious quantities of chamomile tea alongside the aromatherapy compresses is of great benefit, and the two forms of chamomile work in harmonious synergy. Skin allergies, such as aczema, and other rashes, respond well to German chamomile, which should be mixed into a base cream or lotion. Avoid using base oils, as these can aggravate skin allergies, worsening the symptoms of hot, red, dry flaky skin. The gentle action of German chamomile calms, heals and soothes the skin condition while simultaneously alleviating the causes of the allergy. Psychology, German chamomile is calming and soothing, especially for irritability and depression, and helps to cool the heat of anger. However, this essential oil does need to be blended carefully with others to make it appealing and aesthetic.
Use it for
- calming the mind
- promotion sleep
- treating insect bites and stings
- soothing skin
- treating muscle spasms
Main therapeutic properties
- Direct inhalation: for an immediate path into deep relaxation, rud 1 drop of German chamomile between your palms, places your hands over you nose, and inhale deeply.
- Massage: ease your mind and muscles with this massage oil: Add 10 to 15 drops of German chamomile to 2 tablespoons (30ml) of a carrier oil. Blend and massage directly into skin.
- Direct application: to take the heat out of a sunburn and calm the inflamed skin, create a soothing spray. In a small amber or dark blue spray bottle, add 8 drops of German chamomile and 3 drops of peppermint to 1/4 cup (50ml) of aloe vera juice. Shake to blend before using and spray onto the affected area.
Contraindications: Avoid in early pregnancy, especially if there is a history of miscarriage. German chamomile may cause drowsiness.
- Scientific Name: Matricaria recutita
- Family: Asteraceae
- Country of Origin: Bulgaria
- Net Content: 0.34 fl oz/10ml