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German Chamomile Hydrosol

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.

Botanical Name

Matricaria recutita

Aromatic Strength

Medium (Depending on source)

Shelf Life

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.]

Safety Information

Read AromaWeb's Hydrosol Safety Guidelines.

Helpful Sources of Information About German Chamomile Hydrosol

Book Cover for Hydrosols

Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
Author: Suzanne Catty

Book Cover for 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols

375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols
Author: Jeanne Rose

Book Cover for Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters

Essential Waters: Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters
Author: Marge Clark

Book Cover for Aromatic Waters

Aromatic Waters: Therapeutic, Cosmetic, and Culinary Hydrosol Applications
Author: Amy Kreydin

The hydrosol information and safety precautions provided within this area are intended for educational purposes only. The data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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