|Latin name||Matricaria chamomilla|
|Synonyms||Chamomilla recutita, blue chamomile, Hungarian chamomile|
|Extraction||Distillation of the flower heads (1.9% yield)|
|Origin||Europe, France ( Germany)|
|Plant characteristics||A small daisy-like plant that grows abundantly in Europe and is harvested mainly in France.|
|Oil characteristics||An inky-blue blue liquid with a strong earthy, dank yet sweet aroma.|
|Traditional use||Used extensively in Europe for all states of nervous tension, including depression. Also used for indigestion.|
|Blends well with||Lavender, patchouli, geranium and clary sage essential oils|
|Cautions and comments||There are no known contra-indications for the oil, but chamomile has been known to cause dermatitis and should be taken with care. Chamomile oil is a folk remedy for a liver, spleen and stomach tonic.|
|Main chemical constituents||Chamazulene, other sesquiterpenes.|
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.