Properties - analgesic, anti-anemic, antineuralgic, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispsamodic, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, cictrizant, digestive, emmenagogue, febrifge, hepatic, hypnotic, nerve sedative, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary.
Benefits: Acne, arthritis, boils, burns, chilblains, colic, cuts, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, eczema, fevers, hair care, headache, indigestion, inflammations, insect bites, insomnia, menopause, migraine, muscular pain, nausea, nervous tension, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains, stress related complaints, teething pain, toothache, wounds. Chamomile may give a blend for muscle pain a warm fruity note.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, rose, tea tree
Uses - Used in pharmaceutical antiseptic ointments and in carminative, antispasmodic and tonic preparations. Extensively used in cosmetics, soaps, detergents, high-class perfumes, hair and bath products. Used as a flavour ingredient in most major food categories, including alcoholic and soft drinks. It is current in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for the treatment of dyspepsia, nausea, anorexia, dysmenorrhea and specifically flatulent dyspepsia associated with mental stress.
Cautions - Do not use the essential oil during pregnancy because it is a uterine stimulant, Non-toxic and non-irritant; can cause dermatitis in some individuals.