20 November 2008

Botanical Name
Melaleuca leucadendron

Origin
Originates from the Malayan coastal plains

Color
Clear with a Yellow Tinge

Consistency/Viscosity
Watery

Perfumery Note
Middle

Aroma
Fresh, campherous aroma with a fruity note

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium

Extraction Method
Extracted from fresh leaves and branches by steam distillation method

Constituents and Chemical Composition
a-pinene, B-pinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linaolool, terpinen-4-ol, a-terpineol, benzaldehyde, dipentene

Therapeutic Properties
Analgesic, anti-neuralgic, antiseptic, decongestant, expectorant, insecticide, carminative, stimulant and tonic

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • By promoting sweating, Cajuput oil cools down the body and helps with such infections as colds, laryngitis and bronchitis
  • It is also helpful for asthma, sinusitis, coughs and a sore throat
  • It calms the digestive system, soothes colic, enteritis, dysentery, vomiting and spasms
  • Arthritis, rheumatism and muscular aches and pains can also benefit from Cajuput oil
  • It helps with skin conditions such as acne, oily skin and psoriasis
  • It is also a renowned antidote against insect bites, lice, and fleas
Precaution
  • Cajuput is non-toxic and non-sensitizing
  • Could irritate the skin when used in high concentration
Blend With
Angelica, Bergamot, Cloves, Geranium, Lavender and Thyme

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