Chamomile, German

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Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutica)

DESCRIPTION:

German chamomile has a slightly apple-like aroma, stemming from the Greek words chamaimēlon-mēlon, meaning "earth-apple".  This product is available in a 15 mL amber glass Euro bottle.

All Wellness Warrior essential oils are organic. 

COMMON USES:

Chamomile is commonly used for its anti-inflammatory and bactericidal properties to aid in the general relief of the bowel.  Common uses include lowering cholesterol and as a mild laxative, to relieve a sour stomach, as a relaxant, and to induce sleep.

PROPERTIES:

Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antispasmodic, anxiolytic, expectorant, laxative, and stimulant.

HOW TO USE:

Aromatic – Add 3-4 drops of oil to distilled water and diffuse; inhale directly by cupping your hands around an open bottle and breathe in deeply through your nose.

Topical – Directly apply 1-3 drops of oil to the area of concern or to reflex points (dilute using a carrier oil for people with sensitive skin).

Internal – Add 1 drop into hot water or to add flavor to an herbal tea prior to bedtime.

Oral – Using your finger, apply oil directly to the area of concern in the mouth.

Children – Safe for children with proper dilution.  Please refer to our Wellness Warrior Essential Oil Dosing Guide.

CAUTION:

For people with sensitive skin, Wellness Warrior suggests diluting essential oils with a vegetable-based carrier oil, such as raw coconut or jojoba oil.  German chamomile is part of the Asteraceae (daisy) family, which is home to other plants such as ragweed.  Caution should be exercised in individuals with ragweed allergies as cross-allergic reactions within this family of plants is common.  Common, minor (Type-IV) allergies such as contact dermatitis, however serious (Type-I allergies) such as anaphylaxis have occurred.

Chamomile contains a constituent called coumarin, a blood thinning component of the plant.  If you're prescribed blood thinners, please use all varieties of chamomile with caution.  

Please notify your physician prior to using an herbal product that has known interactions with a drug that you may already be taking.  Many physicians find working with an herbalist or a complementary alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner to offer an added benefit to their patients who wish to use natural therapies in lieu of or in conjunction with pharmaceuticals.  Offering this type of collaboration to your physician can bridge an information gap so that you may use the products that best serve your health.