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Chamomile essential oil (Anthemis mixta)

Character Soothing yet strong

Chamomile oil is distilled from the white flower heads of the Chamomile herb. There are many types of Chamomile, including Roman, German, and Wild or Moroccan Chamomile. Some are anti-inflammatory, containing azulenes or bisabolene. Wild or Moroccan Chamomile has long been used in the medicine on North Africa.

Aroma Fresh, herbaceous, tea-like, ardent.

Properties Antispasmodic, calming, cicatrisant, comforting, febrifuge, sedative of nervous system, warming.

Physical conditions Digestion:colic, colitis, diarrhoea, gastritis, ulcers

Eliminatory system Bedwetting, cystitis, irritable bowel

Hormonal system Decongestant, good for hot flushes

Musculosketal system Used for low back pain, rheumatism, sprains

Nervous system Helpful for depression, headaches, insomnia, when feeling fragile.

Mental/emotional conditions For the highly strung and perhaps overenthusiastic; impulsiveness in helping others; living on nerves and straining energies to their limits.

Other uses None at present.

Applications Bath, Face oil/lotion. Facial steaming. Footbath. Inhalation. Massage. Room fragrance.

Blends well with Geranium, Lavender, Ylang Ylang.