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Benefits of Chamomile (Azulene) - Where To Buy Chamomile Oil

Updated on December 27, 2011

The medicinal properties of chamomile oil and tea have been known since ancient times as it has been used to combat nervous disorders and fevers. Today, chamomile is known for its calming and relaxing properties. Chamomile is also an anti-inflammatory, an antiseptic and an analgesic in cases of arthritis. The scientific name of chamomile herb is matricaria recutita, which is derived from the Latin word “matrix” meaning uterus, which explains that this herbal flower is used to treat women related diseases. It is a natural emmenagogue that stimulates menstruation in cases of amenorrhea. Chamomile has the physical characteristics of Oxeye daisy. This herbaceous and aromatic plant grows up to 60 cm in height. Chamomile has feathery pinnate leaves and has an apple-like fragrance. It has a slightly hairy stem and daisy-like flowers yellow in the center surrounded by white petals. The whole plant gives off a pleasant odor just like fresh apples.

History and Significance of Chamomile

The ancient Egyptians consecrated chamomile to the Sun because of its ability to cure fevers (heat). Other historical sources claim that this herb has been attributed to refreshing and soothing lunar effects. The Egyptian priests recognized the calming effects of chamomile in nervous disorders.


Chamomile herbal flower
Chamomile herbal flower

Origin and Cultivation of Chamomile

Chamomile is native to Southern and Western Europe and is widely cultivated in America as an aromatic and medicinal herb. The seeds of chamomile are spread into sandy soil, which is rich in calcium. The seeds can be sown in fall or in early spring. Chamomile grows well in sunny locales, sheltered from the wind.

Extraction of Chamomile Essential Oil

The extraction of chamomile oil is done by distillation of dried flower, resulting in sweet smelling herbal oil. Its essence azulene, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, is not actually present in the plant but is formed when extraction of oil is done. It is popular by the name of azulene oil.

More Health Benefits of Chamomile Essential Oil

  • Chamomile is a sedative.
  • It also aids digestion by regulating the movement of intestinal muscles. It helps in the treatment of ulcers
  • It controls and prevents stomach cramps.
  • Use of chamomile oil is indicated in inflammation of uterus and the pain associated with menstruation.
  • Chamomile soothes menstrual cramps.
  • Chamomile is also used for prevention of infections.
  • It is an immune system stimulant.
  • Chamomile has the ability to heal wounds.
  • It is an anti-allergenic and antiseptic.
  • Chamomile is used in cases of diffuse muscle aches, headaches, neuralgia, toothache and earaches.
  • It treats menstrual problems.
  • It treats digestive cramps and intestinal irritation.
  • It heals burns, blisters, and wounds.
  • It eliminates dermatitis, acne, herpes, and psoriasis.
  • It treats hypersensitive or allergic skin conditions.
  • Chamomile tea treats insomnia, nervousness, and anxiety or panic attacks.

Roman Chamomile daisy like flowers
Roman Chamomile daisy like flowers

Some Precautions with using Chamomile Essential Oil

  • The pure essence of chamomile, azulene, should be used with caution not to exceed recommended doses.
  • Chamomile oil should not be administered during pregnancy, as it is a uterine stimulant and can cause miscarriage during pregnancy.

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Chamomile is a natural remedy for headaches
Chamomile is a natural remedy for headaches
Dried chamomile flowers
Dried chamomile flowers
Natural Chamomile extract
Natural Chamomile extract

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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for your visit of this article weeyo. I am glad that you find chammomile tea useful for calming nerves.

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      weeyo 

      8 years ago

      The wife has a cup of hot chamomile tea at the end of every day--swears it helps calm the nerves.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot James. I will check it out.

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      james 

      8 years ago

      check out www.ethoil.com as another great source for chamomile oil

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