Blue Tansy Essential Oil
Blue Tansy is a flowering plant that is part of the chamomile family and is native to Morocco.
- Botanical Family: Asteraceae
- Other Common Names: Moroccan Chamomile
- Part of Plant Used: Flowers
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: Blue Tansy is part of the Chamomile family which includes Cape Chamomile, German Chamomile, and Roman Chamomile.
- Chemistry: Blue Tansy is comprised of monoterpenes (sabinene) and sesquiterpenes (dihydrochamazulene isomer, chamazulene). Chamazulene gives the oil its characteristically rich, deep-blue color, which appears only after steam distilling the tiny yellow flowers.
- Circulatory: supports a healthy circulatory system especially for those with hypertension
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for inflammations of the musculoskeletal system
- Respiratory: supports the respiratory system
- Skin: soothes irritated and inflamed skin conditions
- Pregnancy: helps with respiratory support, skin care, healthy circulation, sleep and relaxation, and general discomfort
- Babies & Children: used for skincare, inflammation, pain relief, and respiratory ailments
- Spiritual: Supports the Heart and Throat Chakras focusing on balancing feelings of unconditional love, knowing the truth, emotional protection, and uplifting emotional stagnation.
- Scent Profile: Mid to base note with a strong sweet flowery aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Blue Tansy can last up to 100-200 hours or longer.
- Fragrance Classification: Floral
- Blends well with: Elemi, Hyssop, Khella, Lavandin, Lavender, Niaouli, Peppermint, and Roman Chamomile.
Products Using Blue Tansy Essential Oil
- Blue Tansy is blue, as the name would suggest, and can stain your skin if you use too much at one time without proper dilution in carrier oil. May also stain diffusers, fabrics, surfaces, and skin.
- According to Tisserand and Young: Blue Tansy is cautioned for drug interactions (all routes) when using drugs metabolized by CYP2D6. These include: donezepil, alprenolol, carvedilol, propranolol, codeine, lidocaine, mexiletine, sparteine, amitriptaline, clomipramine, imipramine, haloperidol, thiordazine, domoperidone, tamoxifen, promethazine, chlorpheniramine, amphetamine, ondansetron, tropisetron, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine.
- According to Tisserand and Young: Blue Tansy is cautioned for drug interactions (oral) with drugs metabolized by CYP1A2 and CYP3A4. These include:
- CYP1A2: tacrine, tizanidine, propranolol, acetaminophen, phenacetin, flutamide, mexiletine, warfarin, amitriptaline, clomipramine, imipramine, mirtazapine, clozapine, haloperidol, diazepam, theophylline, verapamil, triamterene, ropinirole, estradiol, tamoxifen, zileuton, ramelteon, rasagiline, caffeine, naproxen, frovatriptan (5-HT 18 D), zolmitriptan (5-HT 18 D), fluvoxamine
- CYP3A4: donezepil, carvedilol, propranolol, affentanil, codeine, fentanyl, methadone, losartan, amiodarone, lidocaine, quinidine, amitriptaline, clomipramine, imipramine, mirtazapine, glibenclamide, itraconazole, ketoconazole, haloperidol, diazepam, midazolam, triazolam, ditiazem, felodipine, nicardipine, nitrendipine, verapamil, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vinblastine, vincristine, domperidone, estradiol, ethinyl estradiol, tamoxifen, budenoside, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, prednisolone, astemizole, chlorpheniramine, terfenadine, atorvastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin, caffeine, codeine, cilostazol, sildenafil, nevirapine, buspirone (5-HT 1A), cisapride (5-HT 4), ondansetron, citalopram, sertraline.
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