German Chamomile

Matricaria chamomilla (chamomilla recutita)
Botanical name: 
Matricaria chamomilla (chamomilla recutita)

Cooling and analgesic

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Analgesic - local pain relief
Vulnerary - healing cracked skin, excema, cuts and grazes
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Anti-inflammatory - rashes, inflamed skin, allergy,
Family: 
Asteraceae
Country of origin: 
across Central Europe
Part of plant used: 
Flowers
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Citrus oils, Peppermint
Chemical character: 
Alcohol type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Strong bitter-sweet aroma
Plant description: 
Talled stemmed herb with feathery leaves and daisy like flowers.
Historical use: 
Chamomile is said to be the 'plants' physician' keeping other plants around it healthy.

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