Chamomile Blue - Matricaria recutica

German chamomile AKA blue chamomile or chamomile matricaria. The blue color is from azulene which is formed during the distillation of the oil. The odor is sweet and adds a warm, long-lasting undertone in perfumes. 

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County of Origin Egypt, Europe, Hungary
Botanical Family Asteraceae
Therapeutic Properties Analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, cicatrisant, cooling, digestive tonic, nervine, sedative, wound healing
Chemical Family Oxides, Sesquiterpenes
Approx. Shelf Life 10 years
Plant Parts Flowers
Note Classification Middle | Base
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Bergamot, Jasmine, Labdanum, Neroli, Clary sage, Rose

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History: Long European history medicinally. Used to calm and relieve tension and was thought to be especially good for children. It was also used to treat women, especially during childbirth. The popular chamomile tea, used to calm and promote sleep, is made from this plant.

Characteristics: Chamomile is an annual native of Europe and Western Asia, growing to 90-125 cm high with very hairy leaves and tubular yellow flowers, surrounded by white ligulets. The word 'chamomile' comes from the Greek word chamomaela or ground apple, referring to the fact that the plant grows low to the ground, and the fresh blooms have a pleasing apple-scent. In use for centuries, chamomile was a symbol of the omnipotence of the Egyptian god, Ra; to the Saxons it was one of nine sacred herbs; and in Europe during the Middle Ages it was used as a strewing herb.

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Indications: Aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, douche, food or drink, inhaler, liquid candle, massage, mist, sauna, spray, skin care.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, douche, food or drink, inhaler, liquid candle, massage, mist, sauna, spray, skin care.

Safety:  Nontoxic, nonirritant, non-sensitizing. Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals, and should be avoided by those allergic to ragweed; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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    Chamomile Blue - Matricaria recutica

    Chamomile Blue - Matricaria recutica

    German chamomile AKA blue chamomile or chamomile matricaria. The blue color is from azulene which is formed during the distillation of the oil. The odor is sweet and adds a warm, long-lasting undertone in perfumes. 

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