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Greek Blue Chamomile Organic Essential Oil
BLUE CHAMOMILE CT Farnesene/Alpha-bisabolol oxide A
Common name: German chamomile, Hungarian chamomile. Sweet false chamomile
Latin name: Matricaria recutita syn. Chamomilla recutita syn. Matricaria chamomilla
Botanical family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Method of extraction: distilled at our organically certified distillery
Plant part used to extract the oil: flowering tops
Cultivation method: Organic Cultivation
Area of origin: Chalkidiki, Greece
The word Chamomile comes from the Greek meaning "ground apple", probably because of its apple-like fragrance
The word ‘chamomile’originates from the Greek ‘χαμαίμηλον’ (chamaimēlon) meaning "earth-apple", which in turn comes χαμαί (chamai) meaning "on the ground" and ‘μήλον’ (mēlon) meaning "apple". It is so called because of the apple-like scent of the closely related Roman chamomile plant.
Some of the greatest men of ancient Greek history included chamomile in their writings. Hippocrates, known as ‘The Father of Modern Medicine’ (460 BC – 377 BC) described chamomile as a medicinal plant. Chamomile tea was apparently highly recommended by Greek physician Asclepiades (c. 124 or 129 – 40 BC). Dioscorides,physician and botanist(40–90 AD), used chamomile to heal intestinal, nervous and liver disorders and prescribed it for women's ailments.
Biochemical group: oxide / sesquiterpene
Main chemical constituents:E-Beta-farnesene, alpha-bisabolol oxide A, chamazulene, alpha-bisabol oxide B, bisabolol oxide A, alpha-bisabolol, germacrene D, alpha-farnesene, bicyclogermacrene
Colour: dark blue
Aroma strength: strong
Perfumery note:middle to base
Aroma: herbaceous, warm
Traditional Aromatherapy Uses:
Traditionally in aromatherapy treatments Blue chamomile is associated with the following therapeutic properties: analgesic, anti-allergenic, antibacterial, antiinflammatory, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, emmenagogue, hepatic, sedative, stomachic, vulnerary
Qualifiedaromatherapists may use Blue chamomile essential oil for common complaints such as:
skin conditions: allergic ad inflammatory skin issues such as urticaria, eczema, dry and sensitive skin, broken capillaries (‘spider veins’) and wound healing,
digestive system: poor appetite, indigestion, gallbladder and liver issues, IBS
- various types of aches and pains, from fibromyalgia and neuralgia, swollen and/or inflamed joints, sprains, rheumatoid arthritis, to bursitis and tendonitis
allergic respiratory issues: sinusitis, rhinitis (hay fever) and some cases of asthma
urinary tract infections: cystitis
reproductive system: PMS and menstrual spasms and pain
nervous tension and stress related conditions like restlessness, agitation and anxiety
- How we use it:
- Inhalation / Vapourisation:
- We blend it with our gorgeous Lavender and/or Frankincense for times of nervous tension, anxiety and stress. Try to vaporise a couple of drops in your bedroom. Alternatively try with our Sweet orange.
- For a soothing face cream - add together with our Helichrysum and/or Lavender essential oil to an unscented face cream
-It can also prove useful against allergic skin conditions- try adding to an unscented body lotion or cream and test on a small area first
- For menstrual pain, to improve digestion or relieve muscular/joint pain - dilute in a fixed oil (carrier oil) and massage the lower abdomen or specific muscle areas. Try blended with Frankincense, Lavender and/or Sweet Orange. The same blend could be used for a full body massage/foot massage to ease anxiety, nervoustension or stress.
- For liver support, dilute in a fixed oil (carrier oil) with our Helichrysum, Carrot seed and Lemon. Massage lower back and abdomen or use in bath.
Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information
According to Tisserand & Young, there are some drug interactions with Blue chamomile essential oil, specifically with drugs that are metabolized by the enzyme CYP2D6, CYP1A2, CYP2C9 or CYP3A4. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 'Essential Oil Safety' (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 242.]
Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information.
Research and studies:
- Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future
- Chemical Composition, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Chamomile Flowers Essential Oil (Matricariachamomilla L.)
- Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil of Matricariarecutita