- Sudorific & Febrifuge: As a sudorific, both varieties of camomile oil induce profuse perspiration, which helps to remove toxins and agents that cause infections while simultaneously cooling down the body and effectively providing relief from fever, thus serving as a Febrifuge.
- Anti-septic, Antibiotic, Disinfectant, Bactericidal & Vermifuge: Both varieties have very good antiseptic and antibiotic properties which do not let biotic infections develop, which are those infections due to biotic factors such as bacteria and fungi. They also eliminate infections that are already present. These are good vermifuge agents as well, which kill all sorts of intestinal worms. If applied to the hair, it kills lice and mites, keeping the hair and scalp free from infections and damage.
- Stimulant & Anti-depressant: Both varieties have been seen to be very effective in fighting depression and for raising spirits. They eliminate feelings of sadness, depression, disappointment, and sluggishness while inducing a sort of happy or charged feeling. Even smelling these oils can help a lot in overcoming depression and bringing about a good mood.
- Anti-inflammatory & Sedative The German variety is found to be more effective on adults for curing inflammation, particularly when it is located in the digestive or urinary system. They also reduce blood pressure and curb the swelling of blood vessels.
- Stomachic, Digestive, Hepatic, and Cholagogue: Being a stomachic, they tone up the stomach and ensure its proper function. They also promote the secretion of digestive juices into the stomach and facilitate digestion.
- Anti-rheumatic & Anti-phlogistic: They cure dysfunctions of the circulatory system, stimulate circulation and detoxify the blood from toxins like uric acid, thereby helping to cure ailments like rheumatism and arthritis.
- Cicatrisant & Vulnerary: They are very popular in the world of cosmetics, since they diminish the scars, marks and spots on the skin and on the face, making them a cicatrisant.
- Analgesic & Anti-neuralgic: They both have analgesic properties as well and efficiently reduce pain in muscles and joints, headaches, sinuses, toothaches, and bone injuries. They are also very effective in relieving the severe pain of neuralgia by constricting the blood vessels that surround the ninth cranial nerve and relieving the pressure.
- Carminative: They are very good at expelling gas from the intestines and stomach while also curbing additional gas formation. This also helps to relax the body and lower blood pressure. What is even more important is that the effect of the oil also eliminates the more serious risks of excess gas, such as the trapping of gas in the wind pipe, which can even be fatal.
- Anti-spasmodic, Relaxant & Nervine: They calm almost all nervous disturbances or hyper-reactions which result in convulsions, spasms, nervousness, and loss of control over limbs. They are Nervine, that is, they keep the nerves and the nervous system in a state of good health and proper functioning.
- Tonic: They are tonic in nature, meaning that they tone up the skin, muscles, and internal organs.
Chamomile is used topically in skin and mucous membrane inflammation and skin diseases. It can be inhaled. However, clinical trials supporting any use of chamomile are limited.
There are no specific risks of using either of the oils that has been widely displayed, except that it should be avoided if someone has a direct allergy to chamomile or to any other members of the Ragweed family, to which Chamomile belongs.