German Chamomile (matricaria recutita) Organic Essential Oil, aka Blue Chamomile
Like the similarly-named (but unrelated) roman chamomile, it has a calming effect, but is best known & most often selected for its anti-inflammatory properties. Unlike manufactured anti-inflammatory painkillers, it only inhibits Cox-2, leaving Cox-1 to produce the prostaglandins that protect the GIT.
It is also useful for allergies, particularly those affecting skin & respiratory organs due to its anti-histamine properties and is often selected by horses suffering from ‘sweet itch’.
It is the chamazulene content which gives the oil its lovely blue colour and this is released during steam distillation and in nature when an animal chews the flowers.
Also has anti-fungal properties and often gives relief to insect bites.
We stock German Chamomile Aromatic Water too