Chamomile German (Matricaria chamomilla)
Location: German chamomile is cultivated in Hungary.
Extraction: It is steam distilled from the flowers.
Colour and Odour: The German is dark blue in colour, this blue colour is due to the azulene content, which is most present in the chamomile German.(Azulene is responsible for the anti-inflammatory properties of chamomile oils)This oil has a pungent aroma which is warm and distinctively fruity.
Description: Chamomile German is a strong, aromatic, herbaceous plant with daisy-like yellow flowers.
Background: The German chamomile has a long tradition of herbal use in Europe, brewed as tea for both internal and external use.
Properties: Emollient, carminative, sedative, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
Urinary System-Relieves renal inflammation and cystitis. Promotes the flow of urine and can also reduce fluid retention.
Nervous System-Can help diminish nervous excitability and can be used as a remedy for hysterical and nervous afflictions. Can help sooth neuralgic pain.
Skin-Excellent for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Emotion-Good for over-sensitivity, restlessness, depression and impatience. Chamomile helps dispel emotional distress, tension and fear. Chamomile is relaxing and can help with insomnia.