Learning with LaRee
Chamomile is one of the great calming sedative oils. A favorite for diffusing. German Chamomile shines in its ability to affect the solar plexus, helping us see that our needs are being met. Chamomile German seems to unclutter the mind, allowing us to get organized and then unclutter our lives. Chamomile German is used for ADHD especially in children. Wonderful for digestive issues with an emotional component. Works well for colic in babies as well as menstrual cramps.
Which Chamomile should I choose?
Butterfly currently sells three varieties of chamomile. German, Roman, and Egyptian. The German and the Roman are different plant species with similar healing properties although they both have areas they shine in. Chamomile Egyptian is an absolute made from the same species as chamomile German. Absolutes usually result in a more concentrated and complex fragrance that would be obtained by steam distillation. In fact, many plants processed this way cannot be steam distilled due to the small quantity of essential oil in the part of the plant used. This is not true of chamomile. The steam distilled oil (chamomile German) is a very concentrated and complex essential oil. It comes down to preference. I love them all.
Chamomile German Essential Oil
|Ingredient In:||LeDreams, LeMillenia, LeMyGraine, LeSolitude, LeTranquility, LeVictory, LeVision|
|Available In:||Essential Oil, Tincture, Dry Herb Pack, Blessed Water|
|Included in Kit:||Exclusive Collection, Singles Collection|
|Botanical Name:||Matricaria recutita|
|Country of Origin:||Egypt|
|Extraction Method:||steam distilled|
|Aroma:||The aroma of the German (blue) variety is deeper, headier, and more floral than the light colored chamomile Roman.|