Commonly known as Blue Chamomile, native to southern and eastern Europe. Today the plant can be found on all continents. The flowers contain a blue essential oil, which gives it the characteristic smell and interesting properties. German chamomile is used in herbal medicine for a sore stomach, skin care, irritable bowel syndrome, and as a gentle sleep aid. It is also an anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effect. Research with animals suggests antispasmodic, anxiolytic, and anti-inflammatory properties of this Chamomile.
The natural constituents of its essential oil include: the terpenes bisabolol, farnesene, and chamazulene; the flavonoids apigenin, quercetin, patuletin, and luteolin; and coumarin.