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Cinnamomum camphora

Botanical Properties

Ravintsara, known under the scientific name Cinamomum camphora, is a great tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It can reach up to 15m in height, and has oval, alternate, evergreen leaves, that are dark green and waxy. It is often confused and interchangeably sold under the name “ravensara aromatic”, which possesses neither then same properties, nor the same biochemical composition. 

Origin and history

Originating in Japan, ravintsara was introduced to Madagascar a few centuries ago by colonisers. The Madagascans have since successfully integrated it into their traditional pharmacopeia: indeed, in Madagascan, ravintsara means “good leaf”. 

Organoleptic properties

 Aspect: liquid
 Colour: pale yellow or colourless
 Odour: slightly camphorous, aromatic


Distilled parts: Leaves

Country of origin: Madagascar

Density: 0.898-0.920


Main biochemical components or chemotype: 
1.8-cineol, Sabinene
 Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil: 
Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool
Certain natural components of 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.



Our organic ravintsara essential oil is:
• Expectorant
• Antiviral
• Immunostimulant
• Anti-infectious 
• Energising
• Antibacterial
• Mucolytic



Organic ravintsara essential oil is the go-to antiviral essential oil. It is advised as a preventative and therapeutic treatment of chills, bronchitis, flu, viral enteritis, and immune deficiencies. 
When used as a massage oil it will allow the muscles to truly relax and will aid lymphatic drainage.




Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
Oral administration:
Take 2 drops of organic ravintsara essential oil 3 times a day. Mix with some honey or syrup, or on a lozenge, to help fight the flu.   
On the skin:
 Apply 3 drops of organic ravintsara essential oil to the thorax to combat respiratory infections. 
By diffusion:
When diffused into one’s living spaces, ravintsara essential oil will disinfect the air, and revitalise the organism and mind if heavily suffering from physical and nervous fatigue.


Possible synergies

Blend: Eucalyptus radiata, Niaouli 

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, ravintsara essential oil is linked to the throat chakra, Vishuddha, which is associated with the colour blue. 
Ravintsara essential oil activates Vishuddha, reducing Pitta and Kapha doshas. This activity facilitates verbal communication, along with the capacity to express oneself through art and literature. 
Advice: Apply a drop of ravintsara essential oil before reciting a mantra.
In synergy: Lavender, Peppermint, Clove



Inflammable. Utilisation par voie orale sur avis médical. Tenir hors de portée des enfants. Éviter les contacts avec les yeux. Déconseillée aux enfants de moins de 3 ans et aux femmes enceintes ou allaitantes. Ne pas appliquer sur la peau avant une exposi


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