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Cajeput Essential Oil

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Aborigines are said to have used cajeput extensively for any kind of pain. It is said that cajeput was first mentioned in print in 1876 where it was described as a powerful antiseptic and was used widely in digestive and urinary tract disorders.

Name of Oil:  Cajeput

Latin Binomial:  Melaleuca cajeputi

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin: Indonesia, Malaysa

Scent Profile: Fresh, campherous

Parts used in distillation:Leaves, twigs

Cultivation:  Non Sprayed

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Respiratory concerns, muscle aches, oily skin, sore throat, pain, fatigue, itchiness and inflammation.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Restlessness.

History

Therapeutically, cajeput has been used since antiquity in Malaysia and India. It was introduced to Europe in the 17th century, where it was a very rare and expensive oil.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8 cineole, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, a-terpineol

Safety & References

Safety:

Non-toxic, however proper dilution practices need to be followed as it can irritate the skin.

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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