My bottle of Cape Chamomile (Eriocephalus punctulatus) arrived in the mail this week much to my delight. I’ve only just stumbled onto this oil through the tip of Marge Clark at Nature’s Gift. I was on a quest to find a possible topical application for a consult I had on vitiligo, an auto-immune condition that can be exacerbated by stress. Ms. Clark recommended the Cape Chamomile as a deeply relaxing oil and I knew I had to check this one out!
Since aromatherapy school I’ve been playing with the group of essential oils known as the “chamomiles.” With the addition of Cape Chamomile here’s the family:
- Cape Chamomile (Eriocephalus Punctulatus) – a light-blue, fruity oil used primarily for stress.
- German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) – an indigo blue oil with strong anti-inflammatory properties.
- Moroccan Chamomile (Tanecetum annuum) – another deep blue oil known by its common name Blue Tansy, I use it for its antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties.