There are two chamomiles: Roman and German. Both produce the light blue oil, azulene, which has been used since ancient times for its invigorating qualities.
The oil has soothing calming and anti-inflamatory properties and is ideal for sensitive, dry and inflamed skin. Rejuvenating and relaxing, European facialists rave about this fragrant annual herb. Chamomile is a vasoconstrictor; it causes small blood vessels to shrink and can help to reduce facial redness due to enlarged capillaries.
Aliases: Anthemis nobilis