(M.chamomilla, M. recutita
German chamomile is also known as blue chamonmile, the major consituents are (-)-a-bisbol (up to 50%), a sesquiterpene alcohol, and chamazulene, a sesquiterpene hydrocarbon.
The oil has a deep blue colour and a strong, herbaceous medicicnal smell. German chamonmile oil is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties that have been extensively documented.
The a-bisabolol found in German chamonmile promotes granulation and tissue regeneration. German chamonmile also exhibits antispasmodic cholagogue and choleretic activity. The essential oil has demonstrated liver regeneration properties.
(Salvatore, B.) The Complete Guide to Aromatheapy, 2005, pg. 38)
German Chamonmile is steam distilled from the dried flower heads of M. recutita.
German chamonmile is a deep, inky-blue some what viscous oil with an intensley sweet, herbaceous odour with a fresh fruity undertone. The pure undiluted oil has an intense odour.
Analgesic, anti-allergenci, anti-inflamatory, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, sedative, stomachic, vulnerary.
Battaglia, S. (2005), p.180
German Chamonmile is considered one of the gentalist of essential oils and is particulary beneficial for treating children. It may be used to alleviate the pain associated with teething.
German chamonmile can be used in treating colic, dyspepsia and indigestion. The oil stimulates the liver and gall bladder and is recommended for people with poor apetite and slow painful digestion.
Authors note: People either love the scent of this essential oil or really dislike it. The scent itself smells very medicinal and I love the bueatiful blue colour that is produced from this plant.