Chamomile German (Blue)

(Chamaemelum nobile, Anthemis nobilis L.)

Psycho-emotional Qualities and Indications

  • Calms experience of stress
  • Depression / low mood
  • Eases agitation
  • Eases anger
  • Eases anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Impatience
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability / intolerance
  • Mental sedative (calms an active mind)
  • Migraine
  • Mood swings
  • Nervous system sedative / Nervous tension
  • Pre menstrual tension (PMT)
  • Sedative

Safety Information

Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising, although may cause sensitisation in some individuals. Prone to oxidisation if not stored appropriately (cool, dark, tightly secured lids). Do not use if taking opiates, morphine or codeine. Do not take orally / ingest.

Background ‘droplet’

German Chamomile is a strongly aromatic annual herb that grows throughout Europe, North America, and Australia. It has delicate feathery leaves and daisy-like flowers.

The flower heads are picked in full bloom in summer and steam distilled to extract a distinctive blue-green essential oil.

Chamomile German possesses excellent skin healing qualities when added to vegetable oil, or non-perfumed cream or lotion, and when inhaled aids in soothing asthma, respiratory conditions and hay fever.

This essential oil is calming to the nervous system, eases headaches and relieves insomnia, among many other wonderful qualities.

Energetic qualities

Water, Ether, Metal.  Yin

You will find more information about this essential oil in Heathers award winning books Healing with Essential Oils, Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation, and Essential Oils for the Whole Body