Chamomile Essential Oil has been used for medical purposes since the time of ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. For more than 1000 years it helps people worldwide with various problems and it is beneficial in mood enhancement, muscle cramps, healing of skin lesions and treating mild infections. There are two types of chamomile oil – one is made from German flowers and the other one from Roman chamomile flowers.
German chamomile is called Matricaria chamomilla and Roman is known as Anthemis nobilis.
Both oils have similar benefits and effects and are among the best ways to improve the overall health condition.
Roman chamomile due to alpha and beta pinene has a stronger calming effect.
German chamomile is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, thanks to azulene, which is credited with the recognizable blue color of the oil.
Here are some of the most important benefits of Chamomile essential oil:
Handles depression and anxiety
Chamomile oil is effective against depression and anxiety, similar to Lavender oil. It effectively raises mood, calms tension and agitation, and alleviates the effects of stress. Since the oil is soothing, it’s great for a tighter and crisper dream, so you could use it in the evenings, before going to bed.
Destroys germs and fungi
This wonderful oil has strong antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It protects wounds, dangers and scarring from bacterial and fungal infections. In the case of developed infections, they are alleviated and treated.
It is also effective on animals, especially cats and dogs, as it destroys mites. For application on animals, rub a few drops of oil in the hair and behind the ears.
- Improves digestion
Chamomile essential oil improves digestion as it stimulates the secretion of gastric juices.
It has a beneficial effect on the liver, enhancing its ability to detoxify the organism.
The role of this amazing oil in the digestion is further emphasized by reducing the generation of gasses in the intestines and helping with the feeling of bloating.
Heals inflammation and cleanses the bloodstream
The oil has amazing effects in treating inflammation, especially with the digestive and urinary tract issues.
German chamomile is more successful in treating these diseases.
It is also excellent in treating rheumatism and arthritis.
As a diuretic, it purifies the urinary system and the kidneys as it stimulates increased urination.
It helps the bloodstream and cleans blood from toxins and excess uric acid.
It is effective for lowering blood pressure and swelling of blood vessels.
Helps with flu and colds
Chamomile oil is an effective natural anti-flu and cold substance.
It causes abundant sweating and thus removes the toxins and pathogens of the disease.
Swelling also refreshes the body and provides relief during elevated temperatures.
As an excellent natural analgesic, the oil alleviates headaches, toothache and muscle and joint pain.
It is effective against neuralgia – it reduces pressure on the ninth cranial nerve and thus reduces pain.
Cleans and heals the skin
This healing oil is very popular in cosmetics. It helps in healing scars and removing stains on the skin.
This product exquisitely tones oily skin, removes fatty gloss and cleans acne from toxins and bacteria, and it is effective for eczema, psoriasis, facial redness, dermatitis and other skin problems.
Use it as a natural sedative
For this purpose, use the essential oil of the Roman camomile because it has a better effect on the calming of the German chamomile oil.
To experience the benefits of this oil for mental health, it is enough to inhale its scent.
Soak wax with 5-7 drops of oil and breathe in for a few minutes, holding a wad or a scarf close to your mouth and nose.
For calming down with a stronger mental tension, you will also be able to apply oil directly to the skin.
Apply two drops of the essential oil to the middle of the chest and massage it with gentle movements.
Other options for applying this oil are inhalation from a hot water container, a scented lamp or a hot bath. For this application, pour five to ten drops into the water.
Local and oral usage
In the case of muscle or joint pain, as well as burns, sores or acne, apply oil to the problematic spot and massage it.
If you have digestive problems, massage a few drops of oil on the abdominal skin or pour a drop or two into a glass of water and drink it.
You can also apply it as a mouthwash. Add a few drops in a glass of water and rinse your mouth with the liquid. After washing, sprinkle the liquid.
Test it on the skin before use!
Although this oil is gentle, we recommend you to test it on the skin in diluted form before concrete use.
You can dilute it with walnut, almond, olive or jojoba oil.
For external application, mix 8-15 drops of chamomile oil with 30 milliliters of carrier oil and apply to the skin.