Native to Japan and Taiwan, it was introduced into Madagascar, where grew a related species, but with different properties (Ravensara aromatica).
The essential oil extracted from it is remarkable when it comes to fighting viral diseases.
Main aromatic molecules: Terpene oxides (1,8-cineole or eucalyptol), monoterpenols (α-terpineol), monoterpenes (α and β-pinenes).
Productive organs: Leaves.
Yield: 1.5 to 2 kg of essential oil per 100 kg of leaves.
Equivalence: 1 ml → 39 drops (dosage calculated for a calibrated dropper European Pharmacopoeia).
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.