Wednesday, November 12, 2008

German Chamomile




Matricaria chamomilla/recutica-distilled from the flower.  Inky blue, strong, sweetish, warm herbaceous odor.  Blends well with GERANIUM, LAVENDER, PATCHOULI, ROSE, BENZOIN, NEROLI, BERGAMOT, MARJORAM, LEMON, YLANG YLANG, JASMINE, CLARY SAGE.
(Chamazulene, farnesene, bisabolol oxide.)  Many of the same qualities as ROMAN CHAMOMILE. German Chamomile contains Azulene, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. This blue crystal is not actually present in the plant, but forms in the oil and only a small quantity is needed. The quality is generally graded by the azulene content and good quality oil should contain between 4.5 – 5%. It is this azulene that gives it a deep blue color. 

Generally considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating in low doses.  Dilute well for topical use.  


CHARACTER: "Deep Determination" Strong, Peaceful,    Steadfast, Courageous, Trustworthy, Soothing, Ra the Egyptian sun god
ETHERIC COLORS: Deep Blue, Golden Yellow, Deep Green
NUMBER:  7        
GEMS:  Blue or Green Tourmaline, Aventurine, Chrysocolla, Malachite, Dumortierite         
CHAKRA:  5         
ELEMENT:  Water
PERFUME NOTE:  Middle             
ASTRO:  Venus, Moon,  Mercury
Blending Factor:  1
ENERGY TYPE: 2, 4

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Communication, Relaxed, Understanding, Organized, Empathy, Patience, Calm


USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Nervous, Anger, Frustration, Irritable, Temper, Over sensitive, Stormy, Bitter, Resentment, Indifference, Mood Swings

USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Infections, wounds, skin disorders,  gastritis, abscesses, eczema, shingles, acne, cystitis, gall bladder, liver, allergies, arthritis, colic, cystitis, dermatitis, earache, sprains

PROPERTIES:  anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-allergic, antispasmodic

PERSONALITY:
+Very deep & emotionally strong.  Sacrifice & determination.
+ Ability to draw out the best in other people.
+ Keep their feelings to themselves, preferring to use metaphors to describe feelings.
+ Down to earth, quite up front, solid in thought.
+ Drawn to jobs that require drama or communication.
+ May be involved in religion.  Enjoys philosophy, archaeology, ancient monuments, and architecture.  Fascinated by ancient peoples.
+ Well suited to teaching or anything to do with books, publishing or writing.
+ Great organizers, especially as in who to have for lunch or invite to your party.
+ Contented, and takes everything in stride.
+ Good to have around in an emotional storm or grieving as they provide a solid shoulder to cry on.
- If negative, subject to dark moods and heaviness of heart.
May become frustrated and speak loudly, quite the opposite of their usual behavior.


BLENDS : Dark Horse,   Desert Lapis, Dream Weave, Emerald Pool,  Five Powers,  Floral Weave, Serenity's Child,    Spruce Mesa, Timberline,    Toroweap,    Visudda

 ARCHETYPES:  NETWORKER, COMMUNICATOR, ACTOR, PHILOSOPHER, ARCHITECT, WRITER, TEACHER, ORGANIZER,   HISTORIAN



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