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Organic Cajeput

Organic Cajeput

Melaleuca leucadendron

Botanical Properties

Cajeput belongs to the Myrtaceae family and Melaleuca genus. It is a large, robust and vigorous tree, possessing long, spear-shaped leaves, and whorls of white flowers at its extremities. Its white, thick bark peels off easily, hence its Malaysian name “white tree”. Cajeput is similar to niaouli and tea-tree, but its essential oil is gentler, making it easier to use in aromatherapy.

Origin and history

Cajeput originated in Southeast Asia, and it is now found in the wild in Indonesia, the Far East, but also in Australia. The Malaysian people have used cajeput for many, many generations to help combat respiratory problems but also to promote sweating.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: limpid and liquid

Colour: pale yellow to colourless

Odour: fresh and herbal

Distilled parts: Distillation by steam of the leaves and the flowering tops.

Country of origin: Vietnam

Density: 0.900 - 0.921

Chemotype

Principal biochemical constituents: 1-8 cineol, Limonene

Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol.

Certain natural components within this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.

Properties

Like all Melaleuca plants, our organic cajeput essential oil is a general antiseptic.

It is also an

  • anti-infective
  • antiputrefactive
  • decongestioning
  • anticatarrhal
  • expectorant
  • neuralgic
  • antispasmodic agent

Indications

This oil can help cool the body, all whilst soothing pain. Our organic cajeput essential oil will alleviate fever-coupled infections, respiratory system problems, sinusitis, bronchitis, fevers, muscular aches, and rheumatisms. Its high levels of oxides and monoterpenes (1-8 cineole, limonene) gives this essential oil its antiviral properties. It also promotes digestion.

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Instructions

Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.

Oral administration:

Take 2 drops a day of organic cajeput essential oil, with a little honey or on a lozenge under the tongue, to fend off respiratory or otorhinolaryngological infections.

On the skin:

Mix 2 drops of cajeput essential oil with 2 drops of organic hazelnut oil, apply around the neck and on the chest to fight the flu or bronchitis.

By diffusion:

This oil will emit a fruity smell, quite similar to eucalyptus; this will disinfect your rooms and ward off chronic respiratory afflictions

Possible synergies

Bronchitis, respiratory infections : Pine, Niaouli, Thyme Migraines : Lavender

Energetic values and synergies

Cajeput essential oil is linked to the throat chakra, Vishuddhi, which is the 5th chakra. It is associated with the colour blue and its elements are the ether and space.

Its malfunctioning can cause depression, thoughtlessness, and emotional detachment.

In synergy: Hyssop Harmonise the Vishuddhi chakra with this « blue vibrations » oil: Mix 10 drops of organic cajeput essential oil, and 10 drops of bay leaf oil in 30 ml of organic macadamia oil. Massage into the neck regions and the cervical vertebrae.

Precautions

Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.

Important

The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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