Chamomile essential oil is best blended with other oils and used in aromatherapy massages and in baths.
It is one of the gentlest oils and is particularly good to use with children and babies, helping with teething problems and tetchiness.
This aromatherapy oil is also beneficial for many female problems such as painful or irregular periods, pre-menstrual tension and menopausal problems.
It is a good remedy for all sorts of aches and pains, in particular earache, headache, migraine, low backache, period pains and toothache.
Chamomile tea is often drunk just as a refreshing and relaxing drink.
Chamomile or Camomile
Matricaria chamomilia or Matricaria recutita (German)
Anthemis Nobilis (Roman)
Europe and Asia
Steam distillation of the flowers.
German: Fruity and sharp
Roman: Warm and fruity - like hay.
Middle to base
Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-depressant, digestive, vulnerary, vascoconstrictor, tonic, emmenogogue, nervine
See the glossary for definitions!
A valuable oil for sensitive, red or dry skin. Its soothing and purifying properties make it a good remedy for acne, eczema and dry, itchy, flaky skin conditions.
It should not be used neat on the skin, but in baths, aromatic waters, creams and lotions.
Might be best to do a patch test first if prone to allergies.
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