Chamomile, German


Matricaria chamomila

Produce of India
Organic - Soil Association certified
Parts used - Flowering tops
Extraction process - Steam distillation


German Chamomile is an annual. It completes its life cycle from germination to flower and death in one season.  It grows twice as high as roman chamomile.  The flowers are white with a yellow conical centre.

Picture: German chamomile is on the left, Roman on the right.

The yield is about 3%.

The oil is a rich deep blue whihc is due to the chamazulene content. The odour profile is one of bittersweet herbaceous hay like notes with a warm and fruity overture.

The main properties of German chamomile are anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, digestive and clamative 

It is an effective in claming the nervous tension, irritability.  It is a great healer of the skin and is useful for dry. irritated skin, eczema and psoriasis.

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