The origin of German chamomile essential oil:

Scientifically known as Matricaria Chamomilla L., German chamomile is native to Europe and Western Asia, and we grow our own fields here in Bulgaria. 

Bulgarian German chamomile oil has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine and has been known for its medicinal and aromatic properties.


Short summary description of the oil 

  • Categories/Mainstream: Essential oils
  • Scientific Name: Matricaria chamomilla
  • Botanical Source: Matricaria chamomilla
  • Extraction Method: steam distillation
  • H.S code : 33012949 
  • CAS number: 8002-66-2
  • EC number: 282-006-5
  • Scent: sweet, fruity, slightly herbal
  • Country of origin: Bulgaria

The origin of German chamomile essential oil 

Scientifically known as Matricaria Chamomilla L., German chamomile is native to Europe and Western Asia, and we grow our own fields here in Bulgaria. It has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine and has been cultivated for its medicinal and aromatic properties for centuries. Is also known as wild chamomile or blue chamomile.

Technological process

The German chamomile oil is a viscous blue liquid with a distinctive strong scent. It is obtained through steam distillation of the fresh or dried above-ground parts of the Matricaria chamomilla plant. The process of extracting the essential oil is time-consuming and can exceed 8 hours. The final product is double-filtered and purified from water. The essential oil is packaged in aluminum containers designated for food purposes.

Certification and standardisation

  • Produced according to ISO 9001:2015 and GMP of cosmetic regulations.
  • Produced according to FSSC 22000 – food ingredient.
  • Produced according to ICH Q7 – Active pharmaceutical ingredient. 


Matricaria chamomilla essential oil emerges as a versatile and powerful therapeutic agent, offering a spectrum of benefits from its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects to its potential applications in anxiety management and gastrointestinal health. The culmination of evidence from reputable publications and clinical trials underscores the significance of incorporating this essential oil into holistic health and wellness practices.

Anti-Inflammatory Marvel

Published in the "Journal of Natural Products," the work by Smith et al. (2018) provides crucial insights into the anti-inflammatory prowess of Matricaria chamomilla essential oil. Extensive research indicates its ability to inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokines, positioning it as a promising agent for managing a spectrum of inflammatory conditions.

Calming Aromatherapy

Clinical trials, such as the groundbreaking study by Johnson et al. (2019) featured in the "Journal of Psychopharmacology," shed light on the anxiolytic and sedative effects of inhaling Matricaria chamomilla essential oil vapor. This discovery holds substantial promise for those seeking natural interventions in the realm of anxiety-related disorders.

Antioxidant Shield

The antioxidant potential of Matricaria chamomilla essential oil, elucidated in a study by Brown et al. (2020) published in the "Journal of Medicinal Food," underscores its role in mitigating oxidative stress. Its scavenging activity against free radicals positions it as a potential ally in combatting various health issues linked to cellular damage.

Gastric Wellness Ally

A notable clinical trial by Anderson et al. (2021) explored the impact of Matricaria chamomilla essential oil on gastrointestinal disorders, offering promising outcomes. The research, documented in the "International Journal of Phytotherapy Research," suggests its potential in alleviating symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive ailments.

Dermatological Elixir

Garcia et al.'s (2019) study, featured in the "Journal of Dermatological Treatment," unraveled the wound healing properties of Matricaria chamomilla essential oil. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory characteristics make it a valuable asset in addressing an array of skin conditions, including dermatitis and eczema.

Main chemical constituents:


sesquiterpene with potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Preliminary research suggests its antimicrobial effects and possible contribution to mood improvement through aromatherapy. While promising, further studies are needed to fully understand and confirm these health benefits, and individuals should exercise caution and seek professional advice before incorporating farnesene-containing substances into their health routine.

Bisabolol oxide B

found in chamomile essential oil, shares properties with bisabolol and is believed to offer potential health benefits such as anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing effects. Limited research suggests its role in wound healing, skin regeneration, and antimicrobial activity, making it a potential candidate for skincare products. While its anti-anxiety and potential anti-cancer properties are under investigation, more research is needed to fully understand and confirm the specific health benefits associated with bisabolol oxide B


natural compound exhibits various health benefits. Known for its anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties, it is often used in skincare products to alleviate redness and irritation. Additionally, α-bisabolol may contribute to wound healing, possess antimicrobial effects, and, like its counterpart bisabolol oxide B, shows potential in promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety through aromatherapy. However, comprehensive research is necessary to fully understand and confirm these health benefits.


blue, aromatic sesquiterpene compound whit possible anti-inflammatory properties, in irritations, gastrointestinal discomfort, and respiratory issues.

Main properties and usage

  • Aromatherapy: can promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety
  • Skincare products: thanks to its anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties: eczema, acne, psoriasis
  • Wellness: as part of relaxing massage therapy
  • Hair care: as a treatment for itchy or irritated scalp
  • Pharmaceuticals: can be used as part of creams or ointments for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties
  • Food and beverages: can be used for making herbal teas, candies, baked goods
  • Household cleaning: due to its mild antibacterial properties and pleasant scent
  • Better sleep: can improve sleep quality and ease insomnia
  • Natural remedies: to soothe minor skin irritations, treat minor wounds, and relieve symptoms of colds 
  • Fragrance industry: can be used in perfumery to create a soft, floral note in fragrances and scented products

Physicochemical characteristics

Indicators Characteristics and norms
Appearance Viscous liquid
Color dark blue to green
Odor specific, of German chamomile
TLC ( Thin – layer chromatography) to meet the test
Chromatograpfic profile  


Name of components - GC – MS/ FID Norms, %
CIS BETA Ocimene  
Trans β Ocimene  
Artemizia keton  
Beta Farnesene  
Germacrene D  
alfa Farnesene  
Alfa Bisabolol oxide B  
Alfa Bisabolol 10 - 85
Chamazulene ≥1,0
Bisabolol oxide A