German chamomile is a star among the medicinal plant species. Its use traces back to ancient times as an embalming oil and cure for fevers by the Egyptians. It was also a medicinal herb and used in drinks and incense by the Romans, and was a treatment prescribed by the Greek physician Dioscorides. It is surrounded by lore – the Anglo-Saxons believed it one of nine sacred herbs given to humankind by the Gods, and the Egyptians associated it with the sun god Ra. Norsemen, the North Germanic people of the Early Middle Ages, used chamomile oil as a type of shampoo, while medieval monks grew flower beds of chamomile and encouraged laying in the beds as a therapy for sadness.
German Chamomile differs from Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), which was discovered much later growing wild in the Coliseum. The German variety has many health benefits and the essential oil is highly prized. It is now cultivated in areas ranging from its native Europe to Russia, Brazil, and parts of Asia.
This plant is recognized today in the official documentation on drugs, chemicals, and medicines of over 25 countries. Many know of its sleep-enhancing and calming qualities, which are potent enough to be considered in treatments for ADHD. It is also believed gentle enough for infant use as a tea or massaging oil and is well regarded in treatments for colic. It has been applied for physical stomach pain, slow digestion, nausea, shingles, diarrhea, heartburn, hemorrhoids, and wound care. Essential oil users know its emotion-soothing properties to promote patience, dispel anger and rage, instill gentle and positive feelings from within, and generate inner peace.
Organic German chamomile essential oil from Prana Organic Plant Oils is a cherished favorite. You will absolutely love the deep sweet earthy scent of this oil.
- Common Name: Chamomile German
- Botanical Name: Matricaria chamomilla l
- Country of Origin: Nepal
- Extraction Method: Steam
- Plant Part: Flowers
Do not apply undiluted to the skin. If pregnant, breast feeding or under the care of a physician consult your doctor. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.
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