Chamomile (Roman and German)
Both Roman and German camomile have excellent calming properties, but Roman camomile is more effective for irritation, impatience and feeling disagreeable, and has great value in treating PMS and other menstrual and menopausal problems, while German camomile again is super effective on the skin, not only to sooth and calm, but to heal and to regenerate tissue.
The therapeutic properties of Roman camomile oil are analgesic, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, anti-depressant, anti-neuralgic, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hepatic, sedative, nervine, digestive, tonic, sudorific, stomachic, vermifuge and vulnerary.
The therapeutic properties of German camomile oil on the other hand are analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-spasmodic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, cholagogue, emmenagogue, hepatic, digestive, sedative, stomachic, vermifuge, vasoconstrictor and vulnerary.
Roman chamomile oil is used for:
This essential oil can be used with great effect on children when they feel irritable, impatient, teething or colicky. When used for women, it is great to relieve PMS and in general for abdominal pain, gall bladder, as well as throat infections. it furthermore helps to relieve allergies, hay fever and asthma.
For the skin it can be used to calm acne, eczema, rashes, wounds, dermatitis, dry and itchy skin and other allergic conditions in general.
For babies it can be used in a very diluted form to sooth an irritated and teething baby. It helps for colic, diarrhoea and gastric spasms.
German chamomile oil is used for:
This essential oil has a calming effect on the mind and body and is excellent in treating any type of inflammation - be that internal or external. It is very effective on urinary stones (bladder gravel) as well. It furthermore stimulates the liver and gall bladder, thereby improving digestion and is valuable in treating menstrual and menopausal problems.
On the skin it is a miracle worker, and calms red, dry and irritated skin, as well as calming allergies, eczema, psoriasis and all other flaky skin problems. It is high in -(-a)-bisabolol, which promotes granulation (healing) and is also a great tissue regenerator.
Both Roman and German camomile have calming and relaxing abilities, especially on the nervous and digestive systems, regulating and easing the menstrual cycle, and has soothing and healing influences on the skin, as well as being a potent remedy for inflammatory conditions.
Both camomile oils blend well with bergamot, clary sage, lavender, geranium, jasmine, tea tree, grapefruit, rose, lemon and ylang-ylang.
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