German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) essential oil has the strongest anti-inflammatory compounds of ANY therapeutic essential oil, yet, is extremely gentle in use. It’s excellent for pain & stress relief, healing skin & mouth wounds, and soothing arthritic – rheumatic inflammations. Good for children. Non-irritating. Generally, non-sensitizing, though better diluted with a carrier oil for sensitive skin, babies & small children, the elderly, and infirm. It is, anti-allergen and is nourishing to itchy skin. It is excellent for chronic tension which results in migraine headaches, insomnia or menopausal problems.
The oils blue color comes from chamazulene which also is what gives it its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It supports the body’s natural response to irritation and injury by clearing heat from the body. This is also why is it known to dispel the emotions of anger and rage and promote peace and patience.
German Chamomile also increases regeneration of skin making it a perfect natural remedy for itchy skin, eczema and dermatitis. Also use for itchy skin allergies for dogs; or horse dermatitis.
Both chamomiles blend well with bergamot, clary sage, lavender, geranium, jasmine, tea tree, grapefruit, rose, lemon and ylang-ylang.