Chamomile Oil

Chamomile flower - Source of chamomile oil

What is Chamomile Oil?

Chamomile oil is extracted from the flowers of the chamomile plant, which is very popular as a flowering plant. There are two types of chamomile, the Roman chamomile, which is scientifically known as Anthemis nobilis and the German chamomile, whose scientific name is Matricaria chamomilla. While Roman chamomile oil is more calming and works as a better emmenagogue, German chamomile oil is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent due to the presence of a compound called azulene.

Precaution

There are no specific risks of using chamomile oil, except that it should be avoided if someone has a direct allergy to chamomile or to any other members of the Ragweed family, to which it belongs.

Benefits

Removes Toxic Agents

As a sudorific, both varieties of chamomile oil induce profuse perspiration. It also helps to remove toxins and agents that cause infections while simultaneously cooling down the body and effectively providing relief from fever.

Prevents Infections

Chamomile oil has very good antiseptic and antibiotic properties which do not let biotic infections develop. It also eliminates infections that are already present. This is a good vermifuge agent as well, which kills all sorts of intestinal worms. If applied to the hair, it kills lice and mites, keeping the hair and scalp free from infections and damage.

Relieves Depression

Both varieties of this oil have been found to be very effective in fighting depression. They eliminate feelings of sadness, depression, disappointment while inducing a sort of happy feeling. Even smelling this oil can help a lot in overcoming depression and bringing about a good mood.

Reduces Anger

Roman chamomile is effective in calming down annoyance, anger, and irritation, particularly in small children, while German chamomile is effective on adults in curing inflammation.

Improves Digestion

Being a stomachic, chamomile oil tones up the stomach and ensure its proper function. it also promotes the secretion of digestive juices into the stomach. Being hepatic, they ensure a good liver health.

Treats Rheumatism

This oil cures dysfunction of the circulatory system stimulates circulation and detoxifies the blood from toxins like uric acid. Thus they help to cure ailments like rheumatism and arthritis.

Skin Care

Chamomile oil is very popular in the world of cosmetics, since this oil diminishes the scars, marks, and spots on the skin and on the face, making them spotless. It also protects wounds, cuts, and bruises from becoming infected.

Relieves Pain

Chamomile oil has analgesic properties, which effectively reduce pain in the muscles and joints. It also gives relief from headaches, sinuses, toothaches, and bone injuries. It is also very effective in relieving the severe pain of neuralgia.

Removes Excess Gas

Chamomile oil is very good at expelling gas from the intestines and stomach while also curbing additional gas formation. This also helps to relax the body and lower blood pressure. What is even more important is that the effect of the oil also eliminates the serious risks of excess gas.

Boosts Nervous System

The oil calms almost all nervous disturbances or hyper-reactions which result in spasms, nervousness, and loss of control over limbs. Chamomile oil keeps the nerves and the nervous system in a state of good health and proper functioning.

Tones the Body

Chamomile oil is a tonic in nature, meaning that they tone up the skin, muscles, and internal organs.

Side effects

  • Chamomile oil is not recommended for pregnant women or children.
  • It may cause irritation or allergic reactions in people with sensitive skin so it is wise to do a patch test before using regularly.