- Common name:
- Botanical (and family):
Anthemis nobilis, or Chamaemelum Nobile. Family Compositae
South Europe, England, Belgium, Hungary.
- Description of plant:
25cms perennial herb, half spreading, with feathery pinnate leaves and daisy-like white flowers.
Steam distillation of the flower tops.
Blue liquid with a warm-sweet fruity herbaceous odour, somewhat “apple”-like.
Essencia Chamomile Blue Essential Oil
- Properties and indications:
Very soothing, easing anxiety, tension and fear. Gives patience and allays worries.
Analgesic. Eases pain of lower back, head-aches, toothache and neuralgia.
Popular choice for PMT and menopause. Soothes stomach bringing possible relief to gastritis, colitis, vomiting, wind and inflammation of the bowels. May help irritable bowel syndrome. Said to assist in liver problems. Stimulates immune system, and could be effective against anaemia.
- Other uses:
Antiseptic ointments and antispasmodic preparations. Used in high-class perfumes and hair and bath products. Also used in alcoholic drinks.