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Sunday, March 11, 2012


The Chamomile flower has traveled so far back into our ancient civilizations that the ancient Egyptians dedicated this delicate flower to their Sun God and held it above all other herbs for its healing qualities. In today’s day and age it has become one of the most widely used flowers for herbal tea. It is an analgesic (pain reliever) as well as an antispasmodic (calms nerves). This highly respected flower’s oil has been said to be one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory essential oils in aromatherapy. It also has a way about reducing a fever with its high azulene.
The High azulene content is what causes the German Chamomile to have that beautiful blue color. It can be used as a mild sedative and is good for insomnia as well as many other nervous conditions. The sedative properties can help soothe teething children and those who have been in a highly emotional state over a long period of time. Chamomile essential oil has such a sedative action it is known to have a soothing, tranquilizing and calming effect upon the mind and emotions. It is especially beneficial for treating migraine or nervous headache and other stress-related complaints. It helps relieve nervous tension and anxiety. . It has an antispasmodic effect that is highly effective for soothing abdominal or period cramps as well as nausea.
The German Chamomile oil has also been known to stimulate the production of red blood cells as well as relieve a variety of aches and pains. Chamomile has a long history of helping skin conditions such as dermatitis, abscesses, and boils. It also helps with acne, sores, cuts, skin rashes, eczema and psoriasis. Chamomile balances sebum production and is very useful for both oily and dry hair and scalp conditions as well as sensitive types. It is often used in skin care for treating burns and cuts.

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Chamomile is a member of the ragweed family so it might aggravate those with allergies. Use Chamomile in a diffuser, or vaporize it in a bowl of hot water to help ease depression and symptoms of PMS.
The effect of using Chamomile alone is wonderful but you could choose a blend of emotionally supportive oils such as Atlas Cederwood , Himalayab Cederwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium Bourbon, Helichrysum, Lavendar, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose, Sadalewood, Vetiver. And if you are just looking for good smells Chamomile blends well as well with; bergamot, geranium, jasmine, rose, eucalyptus, lemon, marjoram, palma rosa and sandalwood.

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