It grows very well on poor soils, but will suffer in wet cold. The stems are hairy, with rounded and slightly dentate green leaves.
Main aromatic molecules: Monoterpenols (terpinene-4-ol, thujanols), monoterpenes (γ and α-terpinenes).
Producing organs: Flowering tops.
Yield: 200 to 300g of essential oil per 100kg of flowers.
Equivalence: 1ml → 31 drops (dosage calculated for a calibrated dropper European Pharmacopoeia).
It treats respiratory pathologies or mycosis, facilitates difficult digestion, calms rheumatic pains but also obsessive sexual ardour. It is beneficial to hypertensives.
Extracts from the book ’Aromatherapia – All about essential oils’, by Isabelle Pacchioni, watercolors by Patrick MORIN, Aroma Thera Editions . Extracts from the book ’41 essential oils essential for treating yourself differently’ and ’48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy’ by Isabelle Delaleu and Isabelle Pacchioni, Publications of the Mandadori France group. Botanical illustrations by Agathe Haevermans.
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.