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Cinnamosma fragrans

Botanical Properties

This endemic tree species from Madagascar is otherwise known as mandravasarotra and can reach up to 5m in height. It belongs to the Cannelaceae family and has an evergreen, aromatic, dark green foliage, and its young stems are interspersed with lenticel covered legumes. Saro flowers are hermaphroditic.  

Origin and history

In Madagascan, mandravasarotra means “to ward off evil”. It is much used in their traditional pharmacopeia, as it possesses powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties. On top of its medicinal value, Madagascans consider it to have magical powers: they used to use it to conjure spells and during shamanic rituals.  

Organoleptic properties

 Aspect: liquid 
 Colour: pale yellow
 Odour: green but warm 


Distilled parts: Leaves

Country of origin: Madagascar

Density: 0.896


Main biochemical components or chemotype:
Carvacrol, Paracymene
 Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil:
Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol
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 saro essential oil is:
• Expectorant
• A powerful antibacterial 
• A powerful antiviral
• Antifungal
• Anticatarrhal
• Antispasmodic
• A skin astringent
• Antiparasitic



Organic saro essential oil, with its subtle and pleasant fragrance, is a powerful and polyvalent antibacterial. It is prescribed for all viral and bacterial infections of the respiratory system, such as colds, the flu, bronchitis, and angina, to name but a few. It can also be used to treat gynaecological, urinary, bucco-dental, and dermatological infections. In the cosmetic sphere, saro is an effective oil against wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars.  



Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
Oral administration:
Take 2 drops of organic saro essential oil 3 times a day, with some honey or syrup, or on a lozenge, to help fight the flu.    
On the skin:
Apply 2 drops of organic saro essential oil around the ear, as an ointment, to help treat ear infections. 
By diffusion:
When diffused into the atmosphere, saro essential oil will sanitise and disinfect your living spaces: we thus advise this course of action during periods in which contagious illnesses are known to spread. 


Possible synergies

Blend: Eucalyptus radiata, rosemary, tea tree

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, saro essential oil is linked to the throat chakra, Vishudda, which is associated with the colour blue. 
By activating Vishudda, saro essential oil will give the user both mental and physical energy, whilst protecting one from negative thoughts and waves. 
Synergy: Rosewood, Thyme



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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