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Cajuput Oil

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  • Botanical Name: Melaluca cajuputi
  • Common Name: Cajuput oil
  • Native Country: Indian Malayan coastal plains
  • Parts Used: fresh leaves and twigs.
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
  • Aroma: Sweet rather penetrating smell

Uses: By promoting sweating, cajuput oil cools down the body and helps with infections such as colds, laryngitis and bronchitis. It is also helpful for asthma, sinusitis and as ore throat. It calms the digestive system, soothes colic, enteritis, dysentery, vomiting. Spasms, arthritis, rheumatism and muscular aches and pains can also benefit from it. Not only does it help with skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis, it is also used toward off inspect bites from lice and fleas.

Description: An evergreen, vigorous growing tree, it can reach 30 meters (98 feet) and has a whitish spongy bark with a crooked trunk. It is known in incident India as Kayaputi and was also revered in the East for all its uses. The leaves contains volatile oil which is extremely pungent, and has the odour of a mixture of turpentine and camphor.