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Chamomile, German Essential Oil
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German Chamomile has a rich, tobacco-like, floral aroma.

Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita L.

Common Name: Chamomile, German

Plant Part: Flower

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)

Synonyms: Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rauschert, Matricaria chamomilla L., Matricaria suaveolens L., Hungarian chamomile, sweet false chamomile, true chamomile, blue chamomile, mayweed.

Origin: Native to Europe and Northwest Asia. Naturalized and very common in North America and Australia. It's now extensively cultivated in Hungary, Eastern Europe and Argentina.

Botanical Description: An annual herbaceous very aromatic plant growing up to 60-cms (24 in.). The plant is dark green with delicate feathery leaves, thin roots, erect stalks, alternate leaves, yellowish blossoms and simple daisy like white flowers. The base of the flowerhead is characteristically hollow.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of flowers. The oil is intensely blue and somewhat viscous liquid. Yield 0.3-2%.

Aroma Profile: German Chamomile has a sweet and herbaceous top note and a middle note that is rich and tobacco-like. The dry out note is a lingering herbal, tobacco-like aroma.

Major Constituents: ¨¢-bisabolol, bisabolol oxide A, ¦Â-farnesene, chamazulene, bisabolol oxide B.

Common Adulterants: Due to its high price, it is often adulterated with other less expensive types of chamomile.

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aroma Benefits: calming, nurturing, relaxing, soothing

Blends Well With: Geranium, lavender, bergamot, neroli, patchouli, rose, ylang ylang, jasmine, clary sage

Safety Data: Non toxic, non sensitzing and non irritating.

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: German Chamomile has a rich, tobacco-like, floral aroma.

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