Chamomile German, scientifically named Matricaria recutita, is an annual, herbaceous plant of the asteroid family, native to the plains and uncultivated areas of temperate Europe. The word Matricaria comes from the Latin matrix which means "uterus" and reflects the ancient medical use of the herb for the treatment of menstrual disorders.
The essential oil of German Chamomile comes from the steam distillation of the tops of the flowers, it is viscous and has a characteristic blue color and a strong and penetrating smell, with sweet, fruity high notes and a bitter undertone. The use of oil has been widespread for millennia. In fact, many references to its healing powers have been found by the Greeks, the Egyptians, the Romans, as well as by the northern peoples (German Scandinavians). The main molecules of its chemotypic composition are Sesquiterpenes: hamazulene, Sesquiterpenols, and Oxides. In fact, it owes its rare blue color to hamazulene, as well as most of its healing properties.
German Chamomile essential oil has significant anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic - anti-itching, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and soothing action. It has been shown to be particularly useful in treating many skin conditions and allergies, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and redness, as well as herpes. In addition, it tones the skin, cleanses the pores and rejuvenates the cells, giving the face a fresh and renewed complexion, while if you add a few drops of the essential oil to your daily shampoo you will have a wonderful golden effect, and in addition, anti-inflammatory protection to the scalp. head. It is also a very relaxing oil of the nervous system. According to many studies, it fights migraines, headaches and insomnia, while reducing stress, daily tension, irritability, irritability and depression. Finally, it is ideal for relieving arthritic and rheumatic pains, back pain and myalgias.
German Chamomile essential oil combines very well with: Petitgrain, Patchouli, Bergamot, Cypress, Jasmine, Juniper, Neroli, Frankincense, Sage Vetiver, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang.
Caution! Do not use during pregnancy.