German Chamomile

German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile are the two (2) types of Chamomile oil used in aromatherapy. Both have very different chemical compositions and therapeutic properties.

Traditionally, the dried flowers of both chamomile species are used as herbal teas and to treat various digestive disorders, mild infections, muscle spasms and sleep aid.

The tea is claimed to be soothing and sedative, and is often used for the treatment of children’s digestive complaints (Colic). Consult your doctor or aromatherapy practitioner for recommended dosage.

Plant Description


Chamomile is characterized by their white daisy-like flowers with yellow centers and feathery leaves. German Chamomile flowers have a distinctive earthy smell, and supposedly produce a more bitter tea than the flowers of English or Roman Chamomile which has a sweet apple-like odor.

Traditional aromatherapy uses

Chamomile oil is used for inflammatory and itchy conditions, and is also applied externally for soothing of digestive problems.

Itchy skin conditions Add 3 drops of Chamomile oil to 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Massage gently into the itchy area, and reapply as needed.

Insect bites and stings Apply 1 to 2 drops of undiluted oil directly to the bite or sting for rapid soothing.

Sore eyes Make a cup of herbal Chamomile tea with 2 teabags. When the teabags are cool, place them on your closed eyelids and relax.

Precautions


Chamomile is considered generally safe.

If you suffer from asthma, it will make your asthma worse. People with asthma should not take it.

Because of the risk of miscarriage, this oil can't be used on expecting mother.

If you allergic to daisy-type flowers don't use this oil.

Important Note: The information provided in above is for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.