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German Chamomile
SCIENTIFIC NAME

Matricaria recutita

BIOTANICAL FAMILY

Asteraceae (Compositae)

COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN

Nepal

PLANT PART

Flowers

NOTE

Middle-base

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam Distilled

AROMA

Sweet, herbaceous, fresh fruity odour

GC/MS REPORT

Sesquiterpenes: β-farnesene (57%); -α-farnesene (10%)

NOTES ON CHEMICAL COMPONENTS

Sesquiterpenes are generally anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and skin healing; the high farnesene content contributes to its antimicorbial effect.

THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS

Respiratory system - as a mild antiallergenic, it helps relieve allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and asthma. Musculoskeletal system - the strong anti-inflammatory effect makes it ideal for treating fibromyalgia, neuralgia, tendinitis, bursitis, and plantar flascitis. Skin care - helps with superficial skin inflammations such as rashes, insect bites, and burns. Reproductive system - recommended for regulating menstruation and easing PMS. Urinary system - beneficial for urinary tract infections and abdominal pain. Digestive system - can be used in treating indigestions and colics, stimulate the liver and poor appetite.

EMOTIONAL/ENERGETIC QUALITIES

Calms the mind, stress, tension, and anxiety; emotional frustration, anger, mood swings, overthinking.

ADMINISTRATION METHOD

Bath, topical application (diluted), and inhalation

ETNOBOTANY LORE AND ANCIENT PARTICLES

Native to Europe, it is cultivated in Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Russia, Germany, Spain, Belgium, and Germany. Since antiquity, chamomile flowers were used for digestive issues and skin irritation. Greek physician Hippocrates decribed the herb in the fifth century BC and chamomile also appeared in Dioscorides' De Materia Medica written in the first century AD. Today, the oil is used extensively in soaps and body care products.

SAFETY

Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing

DISCLAIMER: The information provided above is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease; these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Please consult a licensed healthcare specialist for specific medical advice.

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