Essential Oil Profile:Chamomile blue

Chamomile Blue Chamomilla matricaria

Latin Name: Chamomilla matricaria (Matricaria recutita)

Family: Asteraceae(Compostitae)

Method: Distillation

Plant Part: Blossoms

Note/Element: Note: Middle  Element: Wood.

Functional Groups: Sesquiterpene (high in Chamazulene), Oxide, Alcohol, Coumarin

Type: Relaxing

Ayurveda Dosha: Vata, Pitta

Scent: Floral, Herbaceous, Sweet

For Skin types: Sensitive,Dry

Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Not for those with Ragweed allergy: contact dermatitis or severe breathing problems could occur. DO NOT use if a chamomile allergy is suspected.

Physical Uses: Rash, acne, skin inflammation, and joint pain. Menstrual or stomach cramps, indigestion, insomnia, Soothes labor pains. PMS/PMT,fades scars and spots.

Mental Emotional Uses: Depression, anxiety, stress, anger. Soothes cranky children.

Other Uses: Can add a blue color.

Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, citrus oils, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, neroli, patchouli, rose, rosemary, tea tree, ylang ylang

Possible Substitutions: Chamomile Roman, Chamomile Atlas,(Tanacetum annum), Yarrow blue

References

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/chamomile/blue/essentia-oil/profile

Health Benefits of Camomile Essential Oil

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