German Chamomile Essential Oil
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GC/MS Key Constituents:
alpha Bisabolol 71.54%
alpha Bisabolol oxide A 3.19%
alpha Bisabolol oxide B 2.12%
Plant Origin: Bulgaria
Extraction Method: Steam distillation from flowers.
Selah oil blends that contain German chamomile oil:
German Chamomile is a powerful anti-inflammative when used topically (Schnaubelt, 17).
Can be taken to calm the stomach and helps with COPD (Schnaubelt, 133).
Is used in a colic recipe for infants (Schnaubelt, 149).
Relieves cramping and colicky pains, prevents or reduces the formation of intestinal gas, heals the tissues of an inflamed gut or ulcer, and reduces scar tissue (Schnaubelt, 167).
Abscess, acne, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anxiety, arthritis, bactericidal, burn, chicken pox, cold, colic, cystitis, dental health, earache, eczema, gingivitis, headache, insomnia, measles, menopausal symptoms, migraine, mumps, nausea, PMS, psoriasis, sedative, sores, sprains, strains, stress, wounds (Althea Press, 305).
Antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, diverticulitis, morning sickness (Price).
Valerie Worwood, in her book, Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child, lists German Chamomile as an essential oil you must have in your “Basic Care Kit for Children”. She says it helps with skin problems, asthma, eczema, arthritis, acne, ulcerations, fever, wound healing, nervousness, digestive complaints (Worwood, 34).
For most skin problems, prevents or destroys fungal infections, kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, promotes the formation of scar tissue, acne, allergies, burns, blisters, cold sores, dermatitis, eczema, inflammations, insect bites, cuts and boils, tight dry and itchy skin, dermatitis, hives, numbs nerves, reduces inflammation, eases pain, arthritis, rheumatism, inflamed joints, sprains, strains, neuralgia, toothache, headaches, migraine, lower back pain, increases the flow of urine, stimulates bile production, aids digestion, stimulates and strengthens the liver, tones the digestive system, flatulence, diarrhea, gastritis, colitis, cystitis, peptic ulcer, nausea, encourages menstrual flow, regulates irregular periods, painful periods, reduce irritability caused by menopause and PMS, anti-insomnia, soothes the overexcitable, relieves mental strain, stress, depression, eases colic, teething, crankiness and restlessness (Purchon, 46-47).
Nerves, migraine, acne, inflammation, insomnia, menstrual problems, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, inflammatory diseases, burns (Worwood, 396-397).
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Topical: Apply diluted to affected area or bottoms of the feet.
Safe for babies and children.
Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution.
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Inhalation: Diffuse or inhale directly.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Internal: Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
Caution using with drugs metabolized by CYP2D6.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).
Price, Len & Shirley. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Worwood, Valerie. Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child (2000).
Schnaubelt, PhD., Kurt. The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (2011).
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.
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