The health benefits of the chamomile essential oil are attributed to its properties as a vulnerary, vermifuge, anti – infectious, anti – inflammatory, stomachic, sudorific, bactericidal, antispasmodic, tonic, digestive, nervine, sedative, hepatic, febrifuge, analgesic, emmenagogue, cicatrisant, cholagogue, carminative, antiphlogistic, antineuralgic, antidepressant, antibiotic, antiseptic and antispasmodic substance. This essential oil is extracted from the flowers of chamomile plant which is a very popular as a flowering plant.
There are 2 types of chamomile, the German chamomile which has the scientific name – Matricaria Chamomila and the Roman chamomile which has the scientific name – Anthemis Nobilis. This essential oil is extracted from the both varieties because they have similar medicinal properties but their composition is different and they have some specific qualities that are worth nothing. There are not specific risks from the usage either of these oils which have been widely displayed, except this essential oil should be avoided by people who have a direct allergy to chamomile or any other member of the Ragweed family, in which chamomile belongs. Here are some health benefits of the chamomile essential oil:
Chamomile essential oil tone the body
This essential oil is tonic in nature which means that it tones up the skin, internal organs and muscles.
Chamomile essential oil boost nervous system
This essential oil can calm almost all nervous disturbances or hyper – reactions which result in loss of control over limbs, nervousness, spasms and convulsions. Chamomile essential oil also is nervine which can keep the nervous system and nerves in a state of good health and proper functioning.
Removes excess gas
The chamomile essential oil is very good at expelling gas from the intestines and stomach while in the same time it curbs additional gas formation. This can lower the blood pressure and can help to relax the body. Also this essential oil has the effect to eliminate the serious risk of excess gas, such as the trapping of gas in our wind pipe which in some cases can be fatal.
Chamomile essential oil has analgesic properties which can reduce the pain in joints and muscles. They can also decrease the severities of bone injuries, toothaches, sinuses and headaches. Also this is very effective home treatment for relieving the severe pain of neuralgia by constricting the blood vessels which surround the ninth cranial nerve and they can relieve the pressure.
This essential oil is very popular in the world of cosmetics because it can diminish spots, marks and scars on the skin and on face, making them a cicatrisant. It can protect bruises, cuts and wounds from becoming infected and this is a reason why it is serving as a vulnerary.
Chamomile essential oil can cure dysfunctions of the circulatory system, detoxify the blood from toxins like uric acid and stimulate circulation which is helping to cure ailments such as arthritis and rheumatism, which are caused due to improper circulation and accumulation of the uric acid. These abilities of the chamomile essential oil classify them as good antiphlogistics, any agents which reduce edema and swelling.
This essential oil is stomachic which can tone up the stomach and it can ensure proper function. It can promote the secretion of digestive juices into your stomach and it can facilitate digestion. It is hepatic which means that it is good for the liver. It can ensure good oral health of the liver and the proper blood flow of bile from it. Also this essential oil is considered as cholagogue which means that it can increase the secretion of enzymes, bile and Hydrochloric Acid in your stomach, thereby promoting the digestion.
It is found that the Roman Chamomile is effective in calming down irritation, anger and annoyance, particularly in small children. On the other hand, the German Chamomile, is found to be more effective on adults for curing inflammation, particularly when it is located in the urinary or digestive system.