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Eriocephalus Punctulatus Oil

Also-called-like-this: Cape Chamomile Oil


A beautiful blue essential oil coming from Cape Chamomile (a type of Chamomile native to South Africa). In aromatherapy, anti-inflammatory and skin-healing properties are attributed to the oil though we could not find any research to confirm this.

What we could find is some research on the composition of the oil that contains an unusually large amount of compounds (over 220). More than 50% of the oil consists of so-called aliphatic esters and about 37% is the terpenoid portion. It contains only 0.2% of the anti-inflammatory agent, chamazulene that also gives the oil its nice blue color.

BTW, the oil is chemically significantly chemically different from the German Chamomile oil, and a bit more similar to the Roman Chamomile oil.

Show me some proof

  • Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 1 October 2003, Composition of commercial Cape chamomile oil (Eriocephalus punctulatus)

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