German Chamomile Hydrosol
German Chamomile Hydrosol is a wonderful hydrosol to use for inflammed skin, and it should be considered for use with rashes. Suzanne Catty and Amy Kreydin recommend it for use in soothing the pain and discomfort of hemmeroids. Amy Kreydin's book Aromatic Waters contains helpful advice on how to use German Chamomile Hydrosol for hemorrhoids, vericose and spider veins, and a range of other discomforts. See the Uses and Applications section below for cited uses from hydrosol experts Suzanne Catty and Jeanne Rose.
Typically, German Chamomile Hydrosol that has been produced using copper stills tend to smell the nicest.
Medium (Depending on source)
Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).
Reported Properties, Uses and Applications
Suzanne Catty confirms that German Chamomile Hydrosol is antibacterial and is a noteworthy anti-inflammatory (as is German Chamomile Essential Oil). She reports that German Chamomile Hydrosol is useful for burns, blisters, rashes, itching, foot odor, and some instances of eczema and psoriasis. When used in a compress, she recommends it for hemorrhoids, varicose veins, thread veins and spider veins. Emotionally, Catty mentions that it is calming and acts as a sedative. [Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001), 108.]
Jeanne Rose also mentions that the anti-inflammatory properties of German Chamomile helps to calm irritated skin. [Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd, 1999), 170.]
Read AromaWeb's Hydrosol Safety Guidelines.