Hidden Secrets of Ravensara Oil & the Ravensara Plant

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Botanical name (Latin): Ravensara aromatica
Plant family: Lauraceae
Aroma profile: Ravensara Essential Oil smells slightly medicinal, eucalyptus-like, slightly sweet and fruity.
Perfumery note: Top
Essential oil extraction method: Steam distillation
Native region/origin
: Australia
Growing habit: 60 feetin heighT
Parts used: Leaves

Benefits of Ravensara Essential Oil

Ravintsara makes the ideal oil to use when there are coughs, colds, influenza and other respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis and otitis. It acts as a tonic when one is lethargic or congested with white or clear catarrah.

Use it for tissue repair in cases of shingles, herpes, verrucas, warts and athletes foot.

Glandular fever, ME and immune deficiency are also assisted with ravensara oil.

Gabriel Mojay recommends the oil for nervous debility, chronic anxiety, melancholy, mild depression as well as aching muscles and sinews. He says it is ideal for restlessness and insomnia, weakened immune systems and to open the chest and instil a sense of positivity.

History of Ravensara Essential Oil

Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica) and Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora) are two essential oils distilled from 2 very different trees. For many years, oils from both trees have been distilled and traded on the market as Ravensara with a reference to the botanical names ravensara aromatica or cinnamonum camphora. It is only a few years ago that research into the chemical make up of these oils has finally given them their distinctive botanical identity.

Ravensara Aromatica originates from Australia. Two oils are produced from the tree, one from the leavesravensara aromaticaand one from the barkravensara anisata. Both oils contain a very high level of methylchavicol (estragol) (70 to 90%) a suspected carcinogen.

Ravintsara is not indigenous to Madagascar. It was introduced from China to Madagascar in the early 1800. It is a species of Cinnamonum camphora which has lost its ability to produce any camphor under the Madagascan climate. The essential oil contains a high level of cineol 1.8 (45 to 55%) (of which ravensara aromatica contains very little) and monoterpenes.

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