Cooling Blue Chamomile
Blue Chamomile is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and a very important polycrest oil. The key action of this oil is to unburden the nervous system of excessive astral activity in the metabolic system. It accomplishes this via harmonization with the etheric fluid organism and transfer of warmth. All of its noted distal ameliorating effects upon the nerves originate from its action in the metabolic system, including, resolution of headaches, insomnia, nervous tension, and PMS discomfort
Here, we dive deep into the ingredient, giving you the full spectrum of all its amazing benefits.
Botanical Source: The herb of Matricaria recutita (L.) Rauschert, syn. Matricaria chamomilla (L.) Rydb. (Asteraceae / Compositae – daisy family.
Pharmaceutical Name: Flos Anthemis seu Matricariae
Alternate Names: Blue camomile, Hungarian camomile, Matricaire, Camomille allemande (Fr), Kamille, Camomilla tedesca (It), Manzamilla alemán (Sp).
Constituents: Sesquiterpenes including (cham)azulene, caryophyllene, sesquiterpenols including bisabolol, coumarins, monoterpenes, and sesquiterpene lactones
Tropism: Lungs, stomach, intestines, liver, uterus, nerves, ear, nose and throat, Liver, Pericardium, Lung, chong, ren meridians, Air, Warmth bodies.
Preparation: Steam distillation of the fresh and partially dried herb in flower, harvested in June.
Essential Function: Relaxant, cerebral/nervous sedative, spasmolytic, analgesic, regulate the Qi, settle the Heart and calm the Shen.
Traditional Use: A Restorative, stimulant, and relaxant for various hypotonic and weak conditions.
Physiological: Nebulizer, gel cap, suppository, pessary, liniment. Systemic nervous relaxant in hypertonic and sthenic conditions with general nervous tension and stress-related disorders. Gastrointestinal relaxant and spasmolytic, potent anti-inflammatory and antihistamine, gastric tissue regenerator, liver restorative and detoxicant.
Psychological: Aromatic diffusion, whole body massage. Essential PNEI (Psycho Neuro Endocrine Immunology) regulating is dysregulated conditions, relaxant in overstimulation conditions. Reduces limbic brain system and basal ganglia hyperfunctioning and resolves temporal lobe dysregulation. Indicated for bipolar disorder, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and PTSD. Calms the mind and promotes relaxation and emotional stability.
Topical: Compress, balm, oil, lotion, cream. Dry and sensitive skin types, a classic relaxant and heat-clearing oil for tense and sthenic conditions, alleviate skin irritation and inflammation with redness, swelling, and itchiness, burns from radiation, scalds, sun, acne, rosacea, dermatitis, vulnerary and tissue healing.
TCM: Circulating, neutral to cool nature, Liver, Heart Spleen. Activates the Qi, relaxes constraint, and harmonizes the Shen disharmony with irritability, oversensitivity, mood swings, restlessness, and emotional behavior. Relieves constraint with muscle and joint aches, nerve pains, facial neuralgia, earache, toothache, and painful skin rashes. Liver/Stomach-Spleen disharmony with indigestion, Liver Qi stagnation with dysmenorrhea.
Chakra Affinity: Solar Plexus
The solar plexus consists of a great network of ganglia and nerves situated behind the stomach, which supplies all the viscera in the abdominal cavity. The various nerve plexes which arise from the solar plexus ultimately innervate the adrenal glands, kidneys, stomach, liver, gall bladder, spleen, intestines, and pelvic organs. The solar plexus is associated with the Third Chakra, the Fire Center, and it influences the activities of digestion and absorption and is the center of our needs and aspirations. Imbalances in this chakra manifest as: a desire for power and dominance, the desire to make others conform to our way of thinking, and conflict between the inner and outer worlds.
Psychospiritual: On a psycho-spiritual level, Blue Chamomile balances opposites and helps one overcome stuckness in their for their spiritual beauty to unfold.
Anthroposophical: Chamomile has a distinct affinity for the liver and is predominantly an etheric oil, relating primarily to the etheric body’s association with, and formative effect upon, the fluid organism. The oil’s blue color and its cooling effect upon inflammation are water signatures. The liver is a warm organ rich in fluids, has a sponge-like structure, and contains barely any solid matter.
The etheric body is the invisible organization of formative forces that connects the physical body into a living entity with a distinct form and template for growth and reproduction. The etheric body is the organizational principle underlying life. Every living being has a unique etheric body that guides its cellular organization and metabolism and provides the blueprint for its structural form. The etheric body is intimately united with the physical body but is invisible and otherwise inaccessible to the physical senses. Within the organism, water is the operative medium of the etheric body. Being the organic medium of the etheric body, the liver is the center of the “water organism.” Thus, the liver is strongly influenced by the quantity and quality of water imbibed by the individual. The liver is one of the few organs that does not lose water content with aging. Its remarkable regenerating capacity, suggestive of this same attribute of plant life (predominantly etheric organisms), supports the view of it as an etheric, water-oriented organ. The liver inactivates anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) secreted by the posterior pituitary and aldosterone (water-retaining adrenal cortex hormone). Since it’s the organic medium of the etheric body, the liver is primarily an anabolic organ; thus, it’s a primary component of the metabolic-limb system.
In the liver, chamomile moderates imbalances in the water and warmth processes, especially when excess heat or dryness occurs. Chamomile stimulates the uptake of excess heat by the watery element, which then carries it away. This is the essential mechanism of its noted cooling property. It does not directly cool overheated tissue; instead, it stimulates fluids to absorb it, then transport it away from the affected site. On the other hand, in cases of spasm and pain which may be relieved by warmth, chamomile encourages fluids to release their warmth into affected tissues.*
*Excerpted from Berkowsky's Synthesis Materials Medica/Spiritualis of essential Oils
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