Camomile Essential Oil Complete Review and Index

Camomile Essential Oil Benefits and uses
Botanical name: Anthemis Nobilis

Camomile on a terrace antic jar

Origin:
The camomille plant is a vert popular flowering plant. It grows mainly in France where it is well known for its calming and relaxing propreties. They are two types of Camomile essential oil: Roman Camomile and German Camomile. This review will center mostly around the calming propreties of the Roman Camomile.

Camomile also known as chamomilla has a calming and relaxing effect, this photography shows us the parts of the plant
Camomile also known as chamomilla has a calming and relaxing effect, this photography shows us the parts of the plant

Processed:
By steam distillation.
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Properties:
Aspect: liquid
Color: pale yellow
Smell: floral and fruity notes

 

Composition:

Esters: isobutyle angelates; around 35 %, Isoamyle angelate; around 15 %, Β methalylle angelate; around 8% , 2-methylbutyle angelate (4.20%). Thanks to the chemotype: quantity and quality of these esters, it allows this essential oil to have a strong effect on the emotional aspect.
Ketone: pinocarvone around 4%. pinocarvone is a very interresting ketone without having the dangerosity of usual ketones (if used regularly, other ketones are neurotoxic and abortive, toxique for liver and stomach). For that reason, camomile is a wonderful essential oil, it is great to be used as a mucolytic ( avoiding caughing) as well as a good skin healer.

This photography shows the distalation process of Camomile to make essential oil
This photography shows the distalation process of Camomile to make essential oil

Synergy with Camomile essential oil:
Camomile essential oil Synergy:
blends well with: Citrus aurantium (action on the nervous system)
Cumin (action on the digestive system)
Thymol (action on the intestinal system, protection against parasites)

Properties:
Physical:
– Sedative, calming
– Powerful antispasmodic
– Antalgic
– Anti-inflammatory
– Calms itching

chamomilla for calming essential oil

Use Direction:
– Eczema, psoriasis, acne
– Sensitive, irritated skin
– Intestinal parasites
– Digestive issues

Recipes:
Nightmares:
Roman Camomile EO: 1 drop
Marjorem EO: 1 drop
Ravintsara EO: 1 drop
Apply this mix on the torso before bed for 15 days

And of course, if you prefere using the dried plant, not concentrated in essential oil, you would enjoy drinking a nice evening brew….