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Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile Essential OilChamomile is one of the most common medicinal herbs and natural remedies used for skin care and digestive problem prevention. The product known as chamomile oil is received by steam distillation from the flowers of Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis or Chamaemelum nobile), known also a English Chamomile. However, some high quality chamomile essential oil can also be extracted from the plant German Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla). Despite the fact that the oils received from these two types of chamomile are quite similar and have many of common health benefits, the uses and especially blending properties of these oils are quite different. This can be explained by the differences in chemical content and the constituents of these two types of chamomile essential oil. The German Camomile oil composition includes bisabolol and alpha bisabolol, as well as azulene. The Roman Chamomile essential oil is composed of more common constituents like mycrene, pinene and alpha pinene, sabinene, pinocravone, camphene, gamma terpinene, and others. (more…)