German Chamomile Essential Oil

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German Chamomile Essential Oil can help with painful conditions like arthritis, muscle pain, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains, menstruation & the symptoms of menopause.

Antibacterial and anti-fungal properties work well against Candida. Its antihistamine properties help to prevent asthma attacks and treat allergies. 

It can assist your digestive system eliminate intestinal worms, reduce gas, nausea, colic, indigestion & acid reflux.

It relieves insomnia, stress, nervous tension, headache and insomnia, and can calm tantrums and anger.


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What is German Chamomile Essential Oil?

Lets start with some basic information; a brief description of where the oil comes from, what it contains and how it is obtained. The following information is provided by Bill Fifield in his book "Integrated Guide to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy".

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About German Chamomile Essential Oil

Family:  Asteraceae (Compositae)
Origins:  A native to Europe and Northwest Asia. Also grown in North America and Australia. Most of the production today comes from Hungary and Eastern Europe.
Other Names:  German chamomile, pineapple weed, maroc chamomile
Description:  An annual aromatic plant with small, delicate, daisy-like flowers. Fruity, herbal, warm sweet
Extraction:  Essential oil by steam distillation. The oil is dark blue in color.
Botanical Part Used: Flowers

Principal Constituents:  Chamazulene, farnesene, bisabolol oxide, and others

Integrated Guide to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
by Bill Fifield  (forward by Dr. Daniel Penoel)

German Chamomile vs Roman Chamomile

Most people prefer the smell of Roman Chamomile Essential Oil but German Chamomile does have a beautiful sweet herbal chamomile aroma as well.

If you are looking for a strong anti-inflammatory oil, your best bet would be to go with German Chamomile,

but...

If great emotional applications are what you want, you should choose Roman Chamomile.

In either case, both oils have wonderful attributes and I suggest you look at them all before you make your final choice.

Check out Roman Chamomile (Opens a new window for comparison)

Caution:

  • Consult your physician before using if pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition 
  • Avoid your eyes, mucous membranes and sensitive skin
  • Do not use on infants and young children
  • Keep out of the reach of children

Methods of Application

  • Aromatically - Can be inhaled or diffused into the air
  • Topical - Can be applied to the skin (may require dilution with a carrier oil)
  • Internal - Can be taken internally in foods or beverages
  • Neat - Can be taken at full strength without dilution

Suggested Uses

Acid Reflux

German Chamomile Essential Oil can be used effectively against digestive system upsets like acid reflux as well as to reduce gas.

Combine German Chamomile and a carrier oil like coconut oil at a 50:50 ratio and:

  • consume in a gelatin capsule three times a day with food, and/or
  • apply over your stomach and abdomen 

You can also diffuse 20 drops into your living space.

note: For immediate results, take a teaspoon of undiluted white vinegar. You will be surprised at how well this works and how fast.  

Other Oils for Acid Reflux

Main Page - Acid Reflux Remedy

Allergies

German Chamomile Essential Oil can be used both internally and topical to treat allergies.

Mix with a carrier oil like coconut oil at a 50:50 ratio and consume in a gelatin capsule once a day with some food. 

Apply undiluted to areas of concern such as insect bites, rashes, scalp inflammation, dermatitis and eczema.

Other Oils for Allergies

Asthma

Using German Chamomile Essential Oil has antihistamine properties and is one of the best ways to prevent asthma attacks. 

Mix with a carrier oil like coconut oil at a 50:50 ratio and consume in a gelatin capsule once or twice a day with some food.

Other Oils for Asthma

Arthritis

German Chamomile Essential Oil can be applied externally for arthritis, inflamed joints, muscle pain, neuralgia, rheumatism, and sprains.

Mix with a carrier oil or lotion at a 50:50 concentration and massage the painful area.

Other Oils for Arthritis

Main Page - Arthritis Relief

Candida

German Chamomile Essential Oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which work well against Candida.

Consume in a 50:50 blend with a carrier oil in a gelatin capsule 3 times a day with food.

If you are suffering from a yeast fungus in the vaginal area try having a daily sitz bath until the condition improves. Add one drop of German Chamomile and 2 drops of Tea Tree Oil in a gallon of warm water. This should help with the itching.

For infections in your mouth or throat try licking a drop off the back of your hand and mixing it with saliva to slowly deliver it to the area of concern.

This also works well in cases of strep throat and other fungal infections.

If warranted, apply one drop undiluted directly where needed.

Other Oils for Candida

Main Page - Candida Cleanse

Cold and Flu

In cases of fever put 10-15 drops of German Chamomile Essential Oil in a cup of Epsom Salts and use it in a warm (not hot) bath.

Other Oils for Cold & Flu

Main Page - Cold & Flu

Digestive System

Create a 50:50 blend of German Chamomile Essential Oil and a carrier oil. Consume the mixture using a gelatin capsule 3 times a day with food plus massage it on your stomach and abdomen in order to:

  • settle your digestive system and reduce gas
  • reduce spasms of your digestive system, muscles and nerves
  • cleanse your liver and stimulate production of white blood cells

Consumption will also help eliminate intestinal worms.

Diffuse 20 drops each day.

Other Oils for Digestion

Main Page - Digestion Problems

Emotional Balance

German Chamomile Essential Oil has been used for many nervous conditions and stress-related illnesses. Diffuse 20 drops during the day as well as in the bedroom at night.

It is gentle enough so children can inhale the oil to calm tantrums and anger.

Put a few drops on a cotton ball or on a handkerchief and pin it to their pajama collar or place it in their pillow case. 

Other Oils for Emotional Balance

Headache/Migraine

German Chamomile Essential Oil can be used to fight a headache or migraine as well as nervous tension and stress

Apply undiluted to your face, back of neck and temples.

Diffuse 20 drops.

Other Oils for Headache/Migraine

Main Page - Remedy for headache

Main Page - Migraine Remedy

Healing

German Chamomile Essential Oil applied directly to your wound will reduce inflammation and assist with the healing.

Other Oils for Healing

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Infection

German Chamomile Essential Oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

In order to combat infection, consumed in a 50:50 blend with a carrier oil in a gelatin capsule 3 times a day with food.

For infections in the mouth like strep throat, put a drop on the back of your hand and lick it off. Mix with your saliva and swirl it around the problem areas before gradually swallowing it.

You can also apply a drop directly to small areas. 

Other Oils for Infection

Inflammation

German Chamomile Essential Oil can help reduce inflammation wherever it is found both internally and externally.  

For small areas you can apply undiluted but for larger areas it is recommended that you mix 50:50 with a carrier oil before application.

Consume in a 50:50 blend with a carrier oil in a gelatin capsule 3 times a day with food.

Other Oils for Inflammation

Insomnia

Diffuse 20 drops of German Chamomile Essential Oil and also apply topically to your face, temples and the back of your neck at bed time to assist with insomnia and stress.

Other Oils for Insomnia

Main Page Insomnia Remedy

Mouth

German Chamomile Essential Oil can assist with toothache and teething pain.

You can dab it directly to the gum of the painful tooth or put a drop on the back of your hand and lick it off. Mix with your saliva and swirl it around the problem areas before gradually swallowing it.

Other Oils for Mouth

Nausea and Vomiting

German Chamomile Essential Oil can help with conditions such as nausea, colic, indigestion and gas.

Massage your lower abdomen with a 50:50 mixture of oil and a carrier oil such as coconut or Jojoba oil. 

Other Oils for Nausea and Vomiting

Pain Management

German Chamomile Essential Oil can be used for painful conditions such as:

  • arthritis
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • neuralgia
  • rheumatism
  • sprains

Massage the area of concern with German Chamomile and a carrier oil in a 50:50 blend.

Other Oils for Pain Mgmt

Main Page - Arthritis Pain

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Main Page - Pain Mgmt

Main Page - Joint Pain

Skin Treatment

German Chamomile Essential Oil is mild enough to use on sensitive skin. Mix 20 drops with an 8 oz. container of lotion or cream. (1 drop for a single application)

If you are not sensitive, you can apply German Chamomile undiluted, directly on your skin. For large areas add some carrier oil in a 50:50 concentration.

You can use German Chamomile for many skin conditions like:

  • abscesses
  • acne
  • allergies
  • boils 
  • burns
  • chilblains
  • cuts
  • dermatitis
  • eczema 
  • inflammation
  • insect bites
  • rashes

Other Oils for Your Skin

Main Page - Skin Treatment

Sore Throat

German Chamomile Essential Oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and can be used against infections such as candida and strep throat.

Consume a 50:50 concentration of German Chamomile and a carrier oil in a gelatin capsule 3 times a day with food.

Put a drop on the back of your hand and lick it off, or apply using a teaspoon. Keep your mouth closed and mix the oil with your saliva. Swirl mixture around your mouth and gradually let it slide down you throat.

If the problem area is easily accessible you can put the drop directly on the spot.

Other Oils for Sore Throat

Main Page - Sore Throat Remedy

Stress Management

German Chamomile Essential Oil can assist with stress, nervous tension, headache and insomnia.

Apply a couple drops undiluted directly on the back of your neck, your face and your temples.

Diffuse 20 drops into the room.

Other Oils for Stress

Main Page - Stress Management

Toxins

German Chamomile Essential Oil can help cleanse your liver and assist with the release of toxins through your perspiration.

Take a hot bath with 10-15 drops in a cup of Epson Salts.

Other Oils for Toxins

Women's Issues

German Chamomile Essential Oil can help ease the pain of menstruation as well as the symptoms of menopause.

Mix with a carrier oil at a 50:50 ratio and consume in a gelatin capsule once a day with food.

Massage a few drops on the soles of your feet at bed time.

You can also massage this mixture over your stomach and abdomen area twice a day.

Before bed take a relaxing bath with 10-15 drops in a cup of Epsom Salts and then diffuse 20 drops in the room as you sleep. This should stimulate your endocrine system.

note: If you are pregnant you should not use Chamomile oil. See the "Caution" box at the top of this page.

Other Oils for Women's Issues

Combine With Other Oils

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