Cajeput

Latin name: Melaleuca leucadendron cajuputii

Botanical family: Myrtaceae

Origin: Vietnam, Indonesia

Distilled part: Leaf

Aromatic molecules: 1,8 cineole, limonene

Originally from Asia, this tree with gray-brown bark is very small, dark green leaves and flowers in small groups at the ends of branches. The fruit is a green ovoid cone and brown at maturity with scales clasping. These large pyramidal and evergreen trees were dedicated to Pluto, God of the empire of the dead; which explains its frequent presence in cemeteries.

Properties:

  •   Anti-infective and antiseptic (antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal)
  •   immune stimulant
  •   Expectorant and anticatarrhale
  •   Protective and regenerative skin
  •   Balancing the central nervous system
  •   calming
  •   stimulating
  •   venous circulatory tonic and decongestant
  •   Pain killer

Application areas :

  •   immune benefits: Epidemics, sick room (for aerial antiseptic), fatigue, viral or bacterial infection, varicella * Shingles *
  •   skin benefits: Bulb, boils, cold sores, sluggish skin, burned, radiation therapy, skin disorders (acne, eczema, itching, psoriasis, fungal)
  •   ENT and respiratory benefits: bronchitis, flu, ENT and respiratory infections with mucus, laryngitis, otitis, nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, cough,
  •   joint and muscle benefits: Joint or muscle pain, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, arthritis,
  •   cardiovascular and circulatory benefits: Heavy legs,
  •   genital and urinary benefits: Genital herpes, genital or urinary tract infection,
  •   Benefits on the psycho-emotional: Anxiety and anxiety, asthenia (and mental fatigue), concentration (favors), confidence (lack), nervousness, sleep (disorders of nervous origin), stress.
  • * The essential oil of Cajeput is proposed for these infections are viral order to act on the ground and not on skin symptoms. For this reason, these disorders are classified in the category of immune benefits

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