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Chamomile is a plant that has been used since ancient Egypt in a variety of healing applications. Chamomile is a native of the Old World; it is related to the daisy family, having strongly scented foliage and flowers with white petals and yellow centers. The name chamomile is derived from two Greek words that mean “ground” and “apple,” because chamomile leaves smell somewhat like apples, and because the plant grows close to the ground.
There are two varieties of chamomile commonly used in herbal preparations for internal use and for aromatherapy. One is called Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), with contemporary sources in Belgium and southern England. Roman chamomile grows to a height of 9 in (23 cm) or less, and is frequently used as a ground cover along garden paths because of its pleasant apple scent. German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is grown extensively in Germany, Hungary, and parts of the former Soviet Union. German chamomile grows to a height of about 3 ft (1 m) and is the variety most commonly cultivated in the United States, where it is used medicinally.
Moroccan chamomile is a member of the tansy botanical family and is like German chamomile since day both produce a deep, ink-blue color when in the form of an essential oil. Out of the two varieties, Moroccan chamomile has the highest levels of chamazulene; however, there are some chamomiles that are not blue in color. They are appelled Moroccan chamomile because they are a variety of chamomile that is a grown in morocco. True Tanacetum annuum is blue and contains the highest levels of chamazulene; however, there is some concern with Tanacetum annuum, also called blue tansy oil.
|Botanical Name:||Matricaria recutita|
|Common name:||German chamomile, Hungarian chamomile, sweet false chamomile|
|Appearance/Color:||A medium bluish green to deep blue liquid.|
|Odor:||Medium middle note, has a soft, woody fragrance|
|Blends With:||Lavender, clary sage, bergamot, tea tree, neroli, lemon, patchouli, geranium, rose, jasmine and ylang-ylang.|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distillation|
|Key Constituents||Strength (%)|
|a-bisabolol oxide A||8.9|
|a-bisabolol oxide B||11.2|