German Chamomile / Blue Chamomile
- Botanical name: Matricaria chamomilla / Maricaria recutica / Matricaria recutita
- Family: Asteraceae, formerly placed in the Compositae family
- Origin: mostly cultivated in Hungary, Egypt, Eastern Europe and France known by the names of blue chamomile, Hungarian chamomile and single chamomile.
- Characteristics: German chamomile oil has a sweet, straw-like fragrance, is dark blue in color and its viscosity is medium.
- Blends well with: Benzoin, Bergamot, Clary sage, Jasmine, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Tea tree, Ylang –Ylang
- Common Uses:
- German chamomile its most important actions such as soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory.
- It is useful for treating muscular pain for arthritic inflamed joints, sprains, inflamed tendons and swollen painful joints in bursitis.
- German chamomile is valuable for many skin problems, especially with red, dry, sensitive skin, skin allergies, eczema, psoriasis and all itchy, flaky skin problems.
(a) Avoid use during pregnancy
(b) Have Emmenagogue properties when used in high concentrations
(c) May cause skin irritation in some individuals