German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) essential oil
Essential Oils from German Chamomile
Bulgarian Name: German Chamomile
Botanical name: Matricaria chamomilla L.
Used part: the flowers
Oil-bearing part of the plant: the upper part of the flowering plant
Appearance: Transparent liquid
Color: Characteristic, dark blue
Aroma: soft, specific, warm, fruity-floral, herbal, sweet
Method of extraction: steam distillation
Analytical method: Gas chromatograph
Analytical certificate: Available on request
Ingredients: alfa bizabiol, bisabolol oxide A, bisabolol oxide B, paraffin, sesquiterpenes of canden type, pharnezin and hamazulin (azulene), which gives the blue color of the oil. The essential oil also contains coumarins, flavon glycosides, apine and patulitrin, mucous substances, nicotinic acid, salicylic acid, glycerides of olein, palmitin, stearic and linoleic acid, carotene, vitamin C, mucus and bitter substances.
Storage: Store in tightly closed containers at 5 - 15ºC, without direct exposure to sunlight and other heat sources
Usage: Chamomile oil is known for its therapeutic properties - It has anti-inflammatory characteristics due to the presence of azulene in its composition.
Reduces anxiety and acts as an antidepressant, has relaxing and nerve-relieving properties, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, healing, pain relief properties, stimulates gastric juice, stimulates liver and gallbladder, helps in menopause, is used to soothe allergies, eczema and irritated skin, dermatitis, various types of rashes, acne and other skin problems and removes scars. Used in allergic conditions such as hay fever, used for cold and inhalation inhalation. It can help cure viral infections such as mumps or measles.
Chamomile essential oil used in aromatherapy, massages, perfumery as one of the basic notes in the perfume industry and in cosmetics.
German chamomile essential oil can be combined with geranium, rose, lavender, sage, and others.
Essential oils exhibit strong cytotoxicity against certain prostate, lung and breast cancers. One of these oils is chamomile oil.