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Chamomilla recutita, blue chamomile, Hungarian chamomile
Distillation of the flower heads (1.9% yield)
Europe, France ( Germany)
A small daisy-like plant that grows abundantly in Europe and is harvested mainly in France.
An inky-blue blue liquid with a strong earthy, dank yet sweet aroma.
Used extensively in Europe for all states of nervous tension, including depression. Also used for indigestion.
Blends well with
Lavender, patchouli, geranium and clary sage.
Cautions and comments
There are no known contra-indications for the oil, but chamomile has been known to cause dermatitis and should be taken with care. Chamomile oil is a folk remedy for a liver, spleen and stomach tonic.
Main chemical constituents
Chamazulene, other sesquiterpenes.
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.