Cautions: May cause dermatitis in some. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 168.] by Robert Tisserand does not indicate any special precautions when using this oil. [Robert Tisserand, (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 204.]
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Anonymous - April 25, 2006, 11:14
Is this oil good for arthritis and how should you use it? Also can we grow it at home and use the flowers or other parts of the plant for degenerative arthritis?
ZooScape Moderator - April 26, 2006, 10:08
Degenerative arthritis should be evaluated and closely monitored by a qualified healthcare professional. Additionally, upon recommendation of any herbs or supplements made by us, your doctor needs to be made aware in order to identify any potential contraindications or drug interactions.
Because of the difficult steam distillation process and the quantity of raw plant material needed to make it, German blue chamomile essential oil would be next to impossible for you or I to manufacture. It's quite expensive for the same reasons. However, the plant is cultivated in North America, is fairly easy to grow in cool conditions, and it can be dried for use in teas and even more primitive packs/poultices. While I haven't come across any specific studies relating chamomile tea to arthritis, there have been favorable results for chamomile tea drinkers with respect to colds, muscle cramps, spasms, and other ills.
German, or blue, chamomile essential oil does possess anti-inflammatory properties, and its blue tone indicates a higher presence of azulene (one of its active compounds) as compared with other chamomile varieties. Just a few drops can be added to a carrier oil (so a little goes a long way!) like olive or sweet almond and the resultant mixture can be rubbed into painful joints.
All pure essential oils should be used with care. Do not apply directly into skin. A 2% dilution of essential oils to a base of carrier oil or lotion is recommended for all skincare and massage preparations.
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