"Chamomile Essential Oil Matricaria Recutica Family - Compositae Essence from Flowers of the plant Fragrance Apple-like, light, aromatic, sharp Principal properties and indications Keywords • Balancing • Calming • Soothing • Children Chamomile is anti-infectious, anti-depressant, anti-neuralgic, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hepatic, sedative, nervine, digestive, tonic, sudorific, stomachic, vermifuge and vulnerary. Neurological / Emotional • Depression • Hysteria • Insomnia •, restlessness, impatience, states of anger, oversensitivity Use in bath, compress, diffuser, inhalation, massage Circulatory • Anaemia • Stimulates the white blood cells (leucocytes) and therefore boosts the immune system • Fevers (encourages sweating and combats the fever) Use in bath, compress, diffuser, inhalation, massage Digestive • All digestive problems and in particular children's digestive problems (colic, stomach pains, diarrhoea) • Colitis • Difficult and painful digestion • Flatulence • Liver and spleen congestion • Vomiting Use in bath, compress, diffuser, inhalation, massage Chamomile Head • Earache • Headaches/Migraine • Neuralgia • Teething pains/toothache/gingivitis Use in bath, compress, diffuser, inhalation, massage Muscular / Joints • All aches and pains whether in the muscles, joints or organs • Cramp and stitch • Dull aches • Muscular aches • Rheumatism Use in bath, compress, massage Skin care • Acne • Allergies (eruptions due to allergies e.g. urticaria) • Burns • Dry, inflamed skin • Sensitive skin Use in bath, compress, massage Genito-Urinary • All female disorders, especially when associated with nervous tension • Menopause • P.M.T. • Painful periods • Irregular periods • Scanty or absent menstruation • Excessive blood loss • Diuretic • Vulvar itching Use in bath, compress, massage, sitz bath Chamomile is an excellent remedy for use with infants - very similar to lavender. It is low in toxicity and can be used for all children's complaints - colic, ear and throat infections, temper tantrums, skin infections, allergies and asthma. It contains azulene which is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent which, although not present in the fresh flower, is formed when the plant is distilled. "